Ray Liotta - Ray Liotta Never Wanted To Be An Actor01 September 2012
Ray Liotta ''hated'' drama in high school, and admits he only decided to start acting so he wouldn't have to study history or math.
Ray Liotta Never Wanted To Be An Actor
Ray Liotta only decided to start acting so he wouldn't have to study history or math.
The legendary actor - who is most famous for his role as Henry Hill in 'Goodfellas' - revealed he never wanted to be an actor and only took up drama so he could get out of learning the dreaded subjects.
He said: ''I saw this girl in line for drama. I knew if you took drama you didn't have to do history and math, so I got in line. We got talking and she said, 'Are you going out for the play?' I said, 'No.' She said, 'What are you in this line for? It's all about doing plays.'
''I had done a drama class in high school, just messing around, and I hated it.''
The 57-year-old star admitted he only decided to audition for his first acting role - as Joey Perrini in TV soap 'Another World' - because his dad forced him to do it.
He told Empire magazine: ''I was like, 'No way I'm gonna do a soap, are you kidding?' I wanted to do movies. But my dad, being a Depression baby, said, 'You gotta do it; it's a living.' So I auditioned, I got the part and it turned out to be a great experience.''