Some may question whether Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine can pull off an acting gig, but he sure fooled a lot of people last weekend when he got all lovey dovey with Keira Knightley on the street.
No the "Voice" judge hasn't swept this very spoken for lady off her feet (Knightley is engaged to James Righton). They were just filming a movie, o.k.? The flick, "Can a Song Save Your Life," has Knightley and Levine playing ambitious lovers trying to make it in the music industry. Levine's character turns out to be a bit of a cad, though, dumping Knightley early on to pursue a solo career.
This role was a little like dipping his toe in the pool of acting, since Levine didn't have to dig too deep to figure out how to play a hungry wanna be singer. Apparently, he expects his next role, as one half of a couple cryptically known as "The Lovers" on " American Horror Story ," to be similarly close to home. "I think I'm going to be kind of playing myself, so hopefully it will be easy," he confided to MTV News .
At least Levine is honest about what he brings to the table. "I told [Ryan Murphy, series co-creator] I really didn't know what I was doing, but he didn't seem to really care."
Levine was giddy with excitement over the news, which comes as no surprise, when you consider he's been trying to get on Murphy's signature show "Glee" for quite some time. "I've talked to Ryan [Murphy] a lot about [appearing on Glee]," he told EntertainmentWise in June. "We've had multiple conversations about it in the past, trying to find the right thing for it, so hopefully one day!"
Apparently Murphy considers Levine's dark good looks better suited to "Glee's" alter ego, "American Horror Story." Levine gets the connection between the two shows - their night and day, two sides of the coin duality. He describes "American Horror Story" as, "the super dark, non-musical version of 'Glee.'" I wonder, though, if he realizes that his chances of appearing on "Glee" after this are virtually nil. Murphy likes to keep his dark and light segregated.
Levine has an honest, endearing, almost child like approach to those pesky controversies that plague other public figures. He recently admitted, he and "Voice" co-star Christina Aguilera didn't jell at first. "We bickered a little bit in the beginning, to be totally truthful, we had a little bit of a rough start," he revealed during an MTV interview. However time and togetherness have worked their magic, and Levine now gushes, "I love her, she's the best, and we're having a fantastic time as of late on the set."
It can be difficult to walk the line between sharing your personal experiences and recommending them for others. Levine seems to try, although he sometimes comes off a bit "do as I say, not as I do." This week for instance, he tried to explain how his past drug use was instrumental in shaping the creative person he is today, while still towing the "don't do drugs" line.
"I definitely, firmly believe that the experience I had on mushrooms made me understand certain things about myself that I probably wouldn't have otherwise" he admits, but quickly adds, "I'm not saying, you should do drugs. I hope that's clear." It's as clear as mud Adam.
With a new album out, and parts on two different TV shows, and one movie, it might seem that Levine is every where at once. One thing's for sure, he's not wasting a single opportunity that comes his way. In that, at least, he sets a great example.
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