QUOTE OF THE DAY: ASHLEY WALTERS – ‘TOP BOY’ STAR NOT PLANNING ON TRYING TO BREAK HOLLYWOOD

Ashley Walters

Ashley Walters

“I’m not a big fan of America. It might be my insecurities but I find it quite daunting.

“Everyone’s gone over there and been a success – Idris Elba, David Harewood – I don’t want to be the one who goes and has to come back, I’ve got bad luck like that.”

The 31-year-old actor revealed he gets recognised a lot by Top Boy fans, and viewers include everyone from the police to gang members, young and old. “That’s one of the things I’ve been proud of – it’s crossed boundaries,” he said.

“If you’re not from this area it’s an eye-opener, and if you are from the area then you know this stuff goes on, probably a bit worse than it is on Top Boy.”

Via MSN

In the past there have been several actors (usually former Eastenders stars ) who have left their lucrative roles and made the mistake of bragging to the world that they are embarking on a Hollywood career and will be flying out to Los Angeles for “meetings”.  Then before you know it they are back on British television eating lion’s testicle’s on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here or starring in panto

If however the opportunity comes up to audition for projects/Hollywood comes knocking then I say go for it Ashley. But no one needs to know anything until you have actually won the role and signed on the dotted line.

That way there will be no public embarrassment if it doesn’t work out.

But Ashley is a decent actor so I don’t see him encountering any major issues if he does decide to pursue roles over there. He should just go for it.

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8 replies »

  1. “The 31-year-old actor revealed he gets recognized a lot by Top Boy fans, and viewers include everyone from the police to gang members, young and old. “That’s one of the things I’ve been proud of – it’s crossed boundaries”

    This quote is depressing, him playing a stereotype on a tv show is really something to be proud of lol!

  2. I agree with you Janice if the opportunity does come up to move to America for work then he should go and I agree with Nubiahbella playing a stereotype really isn’t something to be proud of.

  3. ‘Then before you know it they are back on British television eating lion’s testicle’s on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here ‘ LMAO . Hilarious! This reminds me of the guy who used to play Calvin Valentine(his real name escapes me) has he stared on anything big in US. They do eventually come back with their tails in between their legs. Atleast Ashley is being honest

  4. But isn’t it better to try than not try at all? I remember some actor who said that actors are only in employment when they have a project, but after that project they are officially unemployed until the next project. There’s not a lot going on for them in the UK anyway which is why they try the US in the first place. I don’t know for how long top boy is going to last, and when it ends he will be looking around for the next thing, big brother, celebrity get me out of here or whatever when things aren’t working out. It’s not just those back from the US who participate in such events.

  5. Ricky Whittle was in Single Ladies with a crap US accent but hey, he got the job. Ashley was in 50 Cent’s movie so he could’ve capitalised on that. It just sounds lazy, like the Top Boy script, to be honest.

  6. Those Americans must have treated him a certain way that left a bad taste in his mouth and not wanting to go back there.He needs to start talking.

  7. He is full of rubbish, he starred in the 50 cent movie as others have mentioned…it probably didnt work out for him. Too much competition and hard work in the US more like!

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