Most people would take acting classes to become an actor, but this famous athlete isn’t most people.
He is using a “push” strategy to break into acting.
He had his publicists go on various message boards and try to rally fans into putting the athlete up for a classic men’s film role.
The unsuspecting fans took the bait, and now the athlete is in the headlines as being “considered” for the famous role. No. It’s all a lie. He is NOT being considered for the role.
It’s just a PR stunt by his team.
Other than doing a few commercials (in which he plays himself), he has no acting experience.
By the way, his wife tried to stunt her way into an acting career as well, and it didn’t go so well for her.
Perhaps they could take some acting lessons together… if they can stand to be in the same room together for more than five minutes.