Metallica Drummer Is Not Chasing Acting Career

Lars Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio that while he enjoys appearing in movies, he's not interested in pursuing a full-fledged acting career.

Metallica Drummer Is Not Chasing Acting Career
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According to Blabbermouth.net, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has shown up in a new trailer for the upcoming HBO film "Hemingway & Gellhorn". After appearing as himself in the 2004 documentary "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster" and the 2010 comedy "Get Him To The Greek", Ulrich plays an actual character in this film, which is a fictionalized account of the relationship between author Ernest Hemingway and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. The couple are played by Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, while Ulrich portrays Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens. The original HBO Films production is scheduled to premiere on May 28. Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio that while he enjoys appearing in movies, he's not interested in pursuing a full-fledged acting career. "The acting thing is not something that I'm chasing," he said. "The couple, three, four things I've done are all people that have come to me and asked me if I wanted to partake. I'm certainly interested in film, I'm passionate about film, but I can't tell you that it's something that I'm chasing, and I don't have any sort of aspirations about being some next-level actor or anything like that." Metallica is also getting into the movie business on its own, producing its own 3D film to be directed by Nimrd Antal, best known for the movie "Predators". The movie, which will be some sort of combination of concert footage and storyline, will begin shooting this August and is tentatively scheduled to arrive in theatres in the summer of 2013.

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    Maiden95
    I personally think its cool Lars is in to the whole film thing. Loving the sort of troll face picture btw.
    Trent Armitage
    metallicaftwlp wrote: if only he put this much effort into practicing drums
    Isn't he in a side project called Metallica?
    GenerationKILL
    PS: Lars might be a shitty drummer, but hes the only one that I know of that has his OWN private jet. i bet that just makes you fume with anger too, i hope he re-sues napster just to piss you off even more. Get over it, you a**holes.
    tennesseehild
    You know all the slams on Lars are commical but the fact of the matter remains he's smiling because no matter what other drummers do they will never be in as big a band as Metallica. These guys can put out a shitty album no one likes and it will still go platinum or people will buy it just to complete their catalog
    wizbangtez
    What a lucky man! A long career in heavy metal, money coming out his arse, probably porked more hot women than everyone reading this article combined, acting in movies for a bit of pocket money. Make mediocre albums for a decade or more with drumming composure of a 10 yr old, have your fanbois stick up for your pig-headed view towards making mediocre albums regardless and convey your self (not saying he is cos I don't personally know the guy) as an arrogant little c#nt! Bravo Mr Ulrich. I'm jealous!
    metallica-#1
    Hetfield47 wrote: The cameo in get him to the greek was awseme...hello lars enter sandman lol. I really really would say delete that if he was a major actor. Metallica shit would be possibly hard to do.
    Torbin? that you?
    Hetfield47
    metallica-#1 wrote: Hetfield47 wrote: The cameo in get him to the greek was awseme...hello lars enter sandman lol. I really really would say delete that if he was a major actor. Metallica shit would be possibly hard to do. Torbin? that you?
    hahaha yes tit is I!!!
    Hetfield47
    The cameo in get him to the greek was awseme...hello lars enter sandman lol. I really really would say delete that if he was a major actor. Metallica shit would be possibly hard to do.
    DethByHeadcrush
    Not trying to troll by any means, but it honeslty seems otherwise, considering he randomly filled roles in some TV shows a few months back.
    GenerationKILL
    metallicaftwlp wrote: if only he put this much effort into practicing drums
    Lars laughs at comments like these. Metallica's sound has always been about Hetfield's riffs and voice, not the drumming. The drums were always secondary.