Apparently, the acting bug has bitten Metta World Peace and it might even give him a chance to play vampire on a parody television show.
The show is called “Real Vampire Housewives” and Metta is set to star as an elder vampire named Gossamer in the initial pilot:
Los Angeles Lakers’ Metta World Peace has joined the cast of the original scripted spoof pilot “Real Vampire Housewives” where he will portray a gregarious and overtly sexual vampire elder. RVH follows a group of mischievous women who are married to vampires. The housewives find plenty of wicked trouble to occupy them during the day while their husbands rest. For the pilot, a recently engaged couple must seek permission from the clan’s elder (Gossamer) to wed.
As you would figure, the writer of the script was down with Metta playing a vampire:
Real Vampire Housewives is written by Andre Jetmir who will also direct. Jetmir jumped at the opportunity to work with Metta, “Robert mentioned Metta World Peace and it was yes in an instant. Metta is perfect as a vampire; he is physically intimidating in an Alpha-male way, very charming, a little mischievous and he has a raw sexuality I think most actors try to find when they play a vampire.”
I’m pretty sure that most of you will agree with me that this pilot might be the greatest thing ever if it makes the airwaves.
(Courtesy of Ball Don’t Lie)