Today would’ve been the late Brandon Lee’s 53 birthday. Like his father Bruce Lee, Brandon was a rising star who’s life was cut too soon (Brandon died in 1993 at the age of 28 while filming THE CROW).

On the occasion of his birthday, The Hollywood Reporter unearthed an interview with Brandon where he talks about turning down the opportunity to play his late father in the 1993 film DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY.

“I was a little scared by the whole thing, really,” he says in the interview. “It’s strange to play your own father, you know. I couldn’t really wrap my mind around it.”

Check out the full video above.

Brandon Lee as The Crow