Georges St-Pierre would like to play a villain in the new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is currently rehabilitating from his recent surgery to repair damage to the ACL in his knee, but that doesn’t stop the paparazzi from grabbing the Canadian for an interview whenever he’s out in public.
TMZ recently caught up with St-Pierre while he was walking out of a hospital on crutches, and happened to broach a different subject with the former champion — most notably his budding acting career.
St-Pierre recently starred in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ where he played French mercenary Georges Batroc. In the film, St-Pierre’s character does battle with the first Avenger in a pretty substantial scene to the overall plot of the movie.
With his UFC career on hold for the foreseeable future, St-Pierre might have some more acting opportunities open up for him on the heels of his role in the ‘Captain America’ sequel. The Canadian star was asked about another superhero franchise he might be interested in pursuing a role in, and St-Pierre decided to instead turn his attention to a galaxy far, far away.
"I’m a big fan of ‘Star Wars,’" St-Pierre said. "I know they are doing (part) seven, eight and nine."
Filming on "Star Wars: Episode VII" recently began in London, with other parts of the movie taking place in other locations such as Abu Dhabi. The film, directed by "Lost" co-creator J.J. Abrams, will be the first of a new set of trilogies following the original "Star Wars" movies released between 1977 and 1983.
Very little casting news has been revealed about the new movie, so there certainly could be an opening for St-Pierre in this or one of the upcoming sequels. One thing the former UFC champ knows for sure, he doesn’t want to pick up a lightsaber and join the Jedi knights.
As heroic as St-Pierre was throughout his entire UFC career, the popular fighter would much rather travel to the dark side for a part in "Star Wars."
"Villain," St-Pierre answered when asked who he’d like to play in "Star Wars." "Villains are way more charismatic."
Georges Vader? Boba St-Pierre? The possibilities are endless.