You sometimes have to feel a little sorry for actors and actresses who are working hard and struggling to make a name for themselves in Hollywood, especially when you hear the news that a model has been cast in a movie role, as that role could have gone to one of these actors or actresses. With that said, if the model goes on to do a good job and impress in the role, then who are we to argue.
There are a whole host of models trying to make a name for themselves in the acting industry right now and one of these models, who will make her big screen debut later this year, is the stunning model Irina Shayk. Despite not having any real acting experience, Irina was cast in the role of Megara in the upcoming movie Hercules and it will be interesting to see what she brings to the role.
If Irina Shayk goes on to impress in her role of Megara in Hercules, then we have no doubt that she will go on to get cast in many more movie roles in the coming years. Irina follows in a long line of models in the acting industry right now, including the likes of Kate Upton, who appears in The Other Woman, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who will appear in Mad Max: Fury Road, and Emily Ratajkowski, who will be in Gone Girl.
As well as featuring Irina Shayk, the Hercules cast also includes another top model in the form of Barbara Palvin. Meanwhile, Hercules will see Dwayne Johnson in the lead role, with a strong supporting cast including Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell, John Hurt and Ian McShane. Hercules will open on July 25 in the US and on August 8 in the UK.