March 14th, 2007
Beck Talk: Acting, Fake-Acting and Observing
The bloody Beckham lookalikes (who we may have mentioned we wish would just die/fall off a jagged cliff into the sea) are back. They flew their tired asses over to Hollywood for a little Becks jock-riding and photo opportunities.
A little while ago when David Beckham’s move to the LA Galaxy was first being reported, and everyone with a mouth and an opinion was discussing the decision, fashion designer Giorgio Armani was quoted as saying, “He has done the right thing by moving. And I think he wants to be an actor, not a soccer player.“ In response to all the press, David said, “It would be very difficult to be part of a film because I am not an actor and I never will be.“
Since then, David signed on to play a role as a British soldier in the film ‘Truce’, about a World War I football game between the English and German armies. Currently in development and slated to open in 2008, it’s directed by Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog).
A production insider said: “Beckham has agreed to appear as a British soldier in the football scenes. Although he is moving to Los Angeles, he has no great aspirations to become a major movie actor. But he loves making cameo appearances as a footballer.“
Oh, wait, hang on. That doesn’t really count as acting, does it?
Previously Becks has had cameo appearances in Goal! and Goal!: 2 playing himself, kicking a ball. And for all the doubters/cynics, he was great at it.
Welsh actor Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd, who lives in Hollywood, has offered to give Beckham acting lessons. “I’m determined to become his acting coach,“ he told contactmusic. We would advise Mr. Gruffudd that no one knows who the hell he is and to just go buy a season ticket to the Galaxy games as that’s the closest he’s going to get to working with his royal hotness.
Link: Becks Goes Up Front
Link: Horatio Hornblower Offers Beckham Acting Lessons
David returned to his old haunt at Old Trafford to watch Manchester United win 4-3 over a star-filled European side celebrating 50 years of continental soccer play. He was slotted to play in the historic match, but due to his injury had to settle for watching the game from the sidelines with Victoria.