Geoges St-Pierre the two division UFC champion is looking to make his comeback on the big screen at 39 years of age.
He started his acting career alongside his childhood idol and Hollywood legend Jean-Claude Van Damme in the movie Kickboxer: Vengeance, where he played the role of a martial artist.
Then he got his big break in Marvel franchise in the movie Captain America: Winter Soilder as Georges Batroc ( Batroc the Leaper).
Now he is going to reprise his role in the latest addition to the Marvel franchise “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and the series would stream on Disney+ and it would be a 6-episode series.
Georges explained his acting career, he said “I started taking it more seriously, and now I’m having acting class every week. Theater, camera acting, audition coaching and English lessons.”
“It’s a lot of work, and I put in the same amount of work and passion that I used for training. In martial arts, you start at white belt. That’s where I have to start with acting. I have to climb the mountain again.”
“When you see Conor McGregor, he’s playing a role. Fighters play a role,” St-Pierre comments on fighter’s persona
St-Pierre said that he is a little familiar with acting and all because these things play a vital part in octagon as well, he said “My sport is a full-contact sport, so there’s a lot of mental work. Trash talking, mind games. Deep down inside, you’re afraid, but you have to act like the win is inevitable. It can be heart-breaking. You have to dig deep and show perseverance.”
“When you see Conor McGregor, for example, he’s playing a role. Fighters play a role. That’s the persona that he gives himself: Love me, hate me, but don’t ignore me. I’m more shy and true to the value of martial arts, and that’s how I carried myself in that business. We are all actors — when it’s time to perform.”