David Beckham, the football hero, seems quite excited to shift career gears from soccer to cinema as his news of his next movie venture goes public.
His fans took to social media exhorting him to try his hand at playing the next James Bond.
His earlier cinematic attempts included a cameo role in the short film ‘Outlaws’. He has got another offering to play a role in Guy Ritchie’s period film, ‘Knight of the Round Table: King Arthur’ where he essays the role of a Blackleg leader. Although he enjoyed his cameo performances, he wants to tread cautiously, knowing how a few sports people and other celebrities have plunged headlong and failed.
The 40-year-old ex-footballer told the interviewer from The Times; I am very aware that many sportsmen and other celebrities have turned their hand to acting and failed. But what I have done so far I have loved. He added that he understands acting is a tough profession that demands lots of skill and a disciplined approach. He wishes to learn the tricks of the trade and practice a lot before he ventures in too deep.
However, his confidence in his acting skills seemed quite high when he admitted that Guy Ritchie, Madonna’s ex-husband, would not have cast him if he thought him incapable of doing well in the role or that he could ruin the act. His role in ‘Knights of the Round Table’ had 13 lines, and Guy sent an expert over to help the ex-soccer hunk with his daily rehearsals. These rehearsals lasted an hour every day before the actual scene was shot.
He admitted his nervousness while he delivered his lines, but he was happy that it went off quite well. The former Real Madrid and Manchester United footballer compared acting to playing sports as both gets the heart beating faster and one has to focus the mind to deliver. However, he chose caution over mere brashness when he admitted that he would love to do more roles, and yet he will not take on something that is too big for him. He wished to build slow experience and see where the way will lead him.
His fans were ecstatic with the news of their idol getting into movies and quickly took to the social media urging him to be the next James Bond. One fan tweeted. ‘People talking about Idris Elba. But for me, David Beckham is the perfect role to be a James Bond 007. Another fan wrote that it would be an awesome thing for David Beckham to be the next James Bond.