Lennon Snubbed 'Silly' Acting Career26 March 2008
Lennon Snubbed 'Silly' Acting Career
Lennon starred in a variety of movies throughout his career, including A Hard Day's Night and Help! along with his Beatles bandmates.
And Richard Lester, who directed both movies, found that Lennon was a natural in front of the camera and attempted to persuade him to become a full-time thespian.
But Lester admits the star was less than impressed with the idea.
He says, "I had enormous respect for John. While we were working on How I Won The War in 1967 I said to him, 'You know, if you wanted to be a straight actor, you could do that. You've got the ability'."
But Lennon retorted, "But it's a bit silly, isn't it?"
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