Now a retired footballer preparing for a second career, Man United legend David Beckham is going to Hollywood with an open mind about his chances of succeeding.
According to the Telegraph, the 40-year-old Beckham said he is bracing himself for criticism from the public and also has some regrets over his decision to leave football several years ago.
“I am very aware that many sportsmen and other celebrities have turned their hand to acting and failed,” Beckham said. “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. I can deal with most things. I am a well-known person, so I have got used to criticism.”
David Beckham is set to make his film acting debut in Knights of the Roundtable next year. He has also been cast in the short film Outlaws alongside cinema legend Harvey Keitel this past year. The former England national team star made several cameos in the Goal! franchise over the last ten years, but only as himself.
Beckham played 12 years at Man United under Sir Alex Ferugson, winning six Premier League titles and being inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008. He played for Real Madrid from 2003 to 2007 and then for LA Galaxy from 2007 to 2012 before retiring in 2013.
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