It seems that there are not enough satisfied people in the entertainment industry these days and, while they are proving to be very successful in a certain area of the entertainment industry, they feel the need to spread their wings and try their hand at other areas. In recent years we have seen a large number of models deciding to have a go at acting and, one of the most recent of these is Irina Shayk.
Over the course of the past few years, Irina Shayk has proven to be one of the most successful models on the planet, even bagging herself a superstar boyfriend in soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Irina has now made her big screen debut in the movie Hercules and the actress has spoken about how it compares to her modelling work.
Shayk explained, "It was a really great experience. Especially as I've never taken acting classes in my life. Most of the time when I do shoots, they try to make you really pretty. You have to look your best. I loved the set, being covered in mud and fake blood - it was different and fun!"
Irina Shayk clearly made a very good impression on those involved in the movie, including director Brett Ratner who has spoken highly of the model turned actress. Brett says that one of the things that he was most impressed with was hope Irina was not afraid to get her hands dirty.
Ratner said, "There was a scene with a disgusting ravine that nobody wanted to walk in. I told Irina she had to go and lay down in this disgusting ravine, expecting her to be grossed out, but instead she said, 'Okay!' and did it! When it came to choosing who to play Hercules' wife, we needed someone of great beauty, poise and sophistication. We searched all over the world, and met Irina – she's a Russian superstar."
It will now be interesting to see where the acting of Irina Shayk goes from here.