After winning the heart of the nation in this year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of here, David Haye has now set his sights on becoming the next Vinnie Jones, by planning to conquer America!
The former World Boxing Association heavyweight champ has even decided to go back to school in the New Year in order to take acting classes so that he has a better chance of getting big parts when he makes the move, the Sun newspaper reports!
After his stint in the jungle, in which he came a respectable third, we know that David isn’t the type to do anything by half, and this new project is no exception.
Speaking to the publication, he explained: “I’ve always said within five years I want to be a well- established actor. You always have to have a plan. If you don’t have a plan, where are you gonna go?
“Five years is a long time, but you have to put your foot down.
“I’m going to be starting acting lessons soon, in 2013. I’ll put my heart and soul into becoming the best actor I can be, like I did with boxing.
“You can’t expect not to train then become world champion, just like you can’t expect not to train as an actor and become a great actor.”
David, who kept us all glued to our telly-boxes with his naked shower scenes in the jungle, admitted that he has even been sent scripts, but none that have appealed to him so far:
“I’ve already talked to a few big movie producers. I don’t want to say too much about it but I have had a few offers to do different things. Nothing has been right for me yet.”
On the subject of previous sportsman-turned-actor’s, he commented:
“The Rock did it, even Jason Statham — he used to be a diver — so he comes from sport as well and they’re all brilliant actors. Particularly The Rock.
“What these guys are doing is transcending from one sport to another or one field to another.
“I’d love that challenge — to be the best in one field then try to go and do the same in another field.”
Whatever film he does end up accepting, there will be a far few female fans going along to watch it, of that you can be sure – David may well be the action film compromise husbands across the country have been waiting for!
Watch David’s I’m A Celeb exit interview in the clip below: