LeBron James expresses interest in acting, aspires to portray Batman
LeBron James took some time away from his relentless focus on the NBA Playoffs to reveal in an interview with TNT’s Rachel Nichols that since he was a young boy, he always had aspirations to become an actor. Obviously, the entire process of turning into the “Best Basketball Player on the Planet” kind of got in the way. But if he had his way, James admitted he would like to one day pursue a career in Hollywood. And his dream role? The Caped Crusader, of course.
“I always talked about it as a kid, and even as an adult,” James told Nichols, as transcribed by Eye on Basketball. “I was like, ‘Wow, you know, I always wanted to be the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’ And then when I got older, the Bad Boys movies, I was like, ‘I would love to do an action movie.’ Either be, like, a cop or something, or be, like, Batman. Hopefully I can do some more things. Maybe, we’ll see.”
James clearly has some affinity for the mythology of Batman, as he once posted a Photoshopped pic of himself wearing a Bane mask after having his nose bloodied during a 2014 game while still with the Miami Heat. And then there’s his Batman-esque mask shown above.
James already has a foot in Hollywood’s door, as his Spring Hill Productions company already has several projects either in development or in the can.
As far as his post-NBA career aspirations, James makes a cameo in the upcoming Judd Apatow/Amy Schumer flick, “Trainwreck,” and it looks like the experience may have intensified his interest in a career in the movies after at a young age getting bitten by the acting bug.
And if that acting bug happened to be a radioactive one, so much the better. That’s working under the assumption he would be keen on playing not only Batman but Spider-Man as well.