Retired boxing legend Mike Tyson is eyeing more acting roles… and one gig he’d love to do is a role in the British period drama “Downton Abbey.”
Tyson talked to Shortlist magazine about his newfound career and when asked if he wanted to act more, he said: “I would. I’m coming to the West End soon for my one-man show, so maybe when I fly to the UK they’ll give me a part on ‘Downtown Abbey’ (sic). I like that show. I’m sure they could give me a part.”
Also during the interview, Mike talked about his new memoir “Undisputed Truth”, wherein he shares that his childhood was harder than his stint in jail in the 90s. He revealed: “There were some horrific things [in my childhood] that I did not enjoy. Jail was a lot easier … I had a female counselor and we’d do it for a long time. I had some good days in there.”
The 47-year-old former fighter has appeared as himself in The Hangover franchise, but he’s ready to tackle a real acting job and shed his tough guy image just to win a role on the Julian Fellowes’ TV show.
Tyson will be heading to the U.K. early next year to bring his one-man stage show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” to London’s West End.
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