DAVID BECKHAM has revealed that he has caught the acting bug, after appearing in several shorts and one forthcoming feature-length film. But he is aware that with the eyes of the world on him, he needs to take his time and get it right.
“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,” he toldThe Times Magazinethis weekend. “But what I have done so far, I have loved. It’s surreal really.”
Hot off the heels of his short for Belstaff (Beckham stars as a mysterious stranger haunted his memories of a beautiful trapeze artist) – in which he co-starred with Harvey Keitel and Cathy Moriarty, his next appearance sees his first speaking role, in Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.