Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has been one of those few big names who have always been open about their plans outside the grid. The Mercedes driver has recently talked about the process of being involved in a Hollywood film based on F1 and even hinted that the fans could see him in front of the camera for some time. The upcoming movie features Brad Pitt as a retired F1 driver.
The seven-time world champion is serving as an advisor and executive producer that is being directed by the Top Gun: Maverick maker Joseph Kosinski. Hamilton said that he has no interest in appearing in front of the camera. However, he also said that he might drop a cameo in the upcoming movie.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said, “I don’t really have any desire to be in front of the camera. Maybe I’ll slot in and play a small cameo. I'll wait for my proper movie debut because I'm going to need to train and practice because I don't want to suck at it. If Top Gun 3 ever happens, I'm going to be in it, and I will miss a race for it, just so you know. I'm not going to give up that chance next time."
Hamilton also talked about the heavy cast that the movie features and is really proud of it. Talking about working with Brad Pitt and others in the project, he said, "We have an amazing cast. It's such a privilege… because we weren't racing, we spent the whole day going through the script in London. Just to be able to sit there with Joe and Jerry, who are such legends, and then sit there and watch Brad work - I'm learning so much through the process and have even more of an appreciation of what it takes to create a movie."
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He further added, “I'm sure that will continue to grow as I see this thing slowly grow and build into something special. Recruitment is going great, and I get to see all of those videos come through of people auditioning for the roles. And I get to be part of the decision-making of who we choose, who we like, and who is most suited or not. I went to Cannes on Tuesday and got to see greats like Leo, who has just released his movie. Who knows, maybe we'll go to Cannes with the movie once it's out."
Fans are excited to see the F1 champ trying his hands at acting this time.