Rugby player – tick. Dated a famous singer – tick. Charity swimmer – tick. Tried to find a girlfriend through reality show – tick. Gavin Henson has done it all (well, quite a bit) – and now we’ve been given the news that the fella is about to launch himself a film career. We kid you not.
The former rugby ace is said to be in discussions with producers to star in a rom-com with Sir Anthony Hopkins and Slumdog Millionaire’s former child star, Rubina Ali. In fact, the Daily Mail even reported that the movie name has been decided and will be called Lord Owen’s Lady – and is expected to be filmed in India.
Gavlar’s agent, Matthew Ginvert, has also confirmed there have been talks – although they haven’t heard back on a final decision. How much would we have liked to have seen that audition!
Mr Ginvert commented, “Gavin was approached about Lord Owen's Lady last year and has held a meeting with producers but we haven't heard back from them since then. At this stage he hasn't signed anything."
Apparently Gavin, who recently failed to find love on TV show The Bachelor, has been preparing for the day he becomes a film star for quite some time – in fact, he’s thought to have hired himself an acting coach as far back as 2010 to get him ready for his first role. The acting seed was clearly planted – even back then!
Well he may not have signed the contract, but there’s one lady who can’t wait to meet buff Gav – and that’s Rubina Ali.
She admitted, “I have heard he is a huge star and he is very handsome. So I am really excited to meet him and work with him."
Well considering Gavin will be playing Rubina’s love interest in the film if he gets the part, we think this could get interesting…