David Beckham hasn’t exactly been at a loose end since ending his professional football career. As well as raising a brood of four with his wife of ten years, Victoria Beckham, he’s also made a name for himself in the world of fashion as the face and a guest designer at H&M. And that’s before we even get started on his hefty charity work. What a guy, huh?
However, it looks like the 40-year-old heartthrob is ready to throw himself into his work once again, having recently proposed a new and very exciting career move that we and, well, everyone on the planet, will no doubt get behind.
Speaking to The Times, David revealed that, after appearing in two small cameos in his pal Guy Ritchie’s new films The Man From U.N.C.L.E and Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, he’s officially got the acting bug and fancies paving himself a Hollywood career. To be honest, anything that involves David Beckham getting more screen time is a-ok by us.
However, he’s not naïve to the fact that it’ll be hard work, and he’s more than prepared for any setbacks that should come his way. Speaking of his ambition to conquer the film industry, he said: ‘I am very aware that many sportsmen, and other celebrities, have turned their hand to acting - and failed. I know that it is a tough profession, where you need a huge amount of skill and discipline, and I wouldn't want to push myself forward too soon, without learning more about it, and doing a lot more practice. But what I have done so far, I have loved. It's surreal really.’
He also revealed that he didn’t take his small part in King Arthur lightly. In fact, he was deadly serious about getting his first speaking role right.
‘I shot that about eight weeks ago. I am good friends with Guy and I trust him. He wouldn't put me in a film if he thought I was going to ruin it. I had 13 lines and practiced a huge amount beforehand. Guy had someone come in and rehearse with me, and I did that an hour every day in the build-up,’ he recalled. ‘When I got onto the set, there were about 100 people there. I had a lot of make-up on. I could hear people saying, “It looks like him, but it's not him”. It was nerve-wracking delivering the lines, but it actually went really well.’
We, for one, can’t wait to see Becks do his thing on the big screen. However, we’ll have to wait until July 2016 to finally get a peek at him in all of his medieval glory.
David, you can count on us to be front row and centre on opening night!