Like Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ray Allen before him, LeBron James is dipping his toes in the world of acting. This summer, he has a prominent role in the new Judd Apatow film "The Trainwreck," where he will star alongside comedy giants Bill Hader and Amy Schumer.
That taste of the big screen has James looking ahead to future roles. James is hopeful that in the future, he'll be able to take on more diverse parts and become a more accomplished film star.
That includes starring in comedies, action-adventure movies, and, yes, even superhero films.
"I always talked about it as a kid, and even as an adult," James told Rachel Nichols. "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."
He may be wet behind the ears still in terms of being a film star, but LeBron could probably do just as well as other actors to step into the world of superhero movies.
After all, Val Kilmer was Batman long ago. Halle Berry made a terrible Catwoman movie. He'd have to try pretty hard to set a new low in the genre.
You can watch the full interview here:
LeBron James talks basketball, Batman and Bed Bath & Beyond as he and the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals.
Posted by Rachel Nichols on Wednesday, May 20, 2015