As the James Arthur comeback train continues at full steam ahead, he’s now revealed that he’d be keen to launch an acting career.
After a tumultuous couple of years, James made a return to the music scene earlier this year when he re-signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, topping the UK singles chart with ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’.
Addressing what lies ahead for him now he’s back on the scene, he tells The Sun: “I want to become a Hollywood film star. I genuinely would love to be in some movies. I am a massive film geek and I love movies.
“I have been through, and seen so many dramas and traumas, and been in so many situations that I can probably interpret a few different characters. I am even trying to remove some tattoos so I am not type-casted.”
He continues: “I have been banging on about it to my management for ages. I will always make music, but I really want to kick off my acting career.
“My favourite actors are Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. I love Shane Meadows’ work. I come from that working-class place so I think I would be good at that.”
James wouldn’t be the first former ‘X Factor’ winner to swap the music scene for a career in acting, with Shayne Ward currently enjoying a stint in ‘Coronation Street’, while Alexandra Burke, Matt Cardle and Sam Bailey all treading the boards in musical theatre.
And that’s without even delving into Leona Lewis’s star turn in ‘Walking On Sunshine’...
Always nice to have something to aspire to - right, James?