Lewis Hamilton Teases ‘Interesting Conversations’ to Act in Movies After Meeting Vin Diesel in Monza

Published 09/16/2021, 11:20 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in second position for the sprint qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


Lewis Hamilton, the ever-dominant Formula 1 driver, is on the verge of creating history by claiming his 8th world championship title this season. And despite the mountainous records under his name, he isn’t keen on giving up his racing career just yet.

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He even signed a 2-year contract extension with Mercedes, meaning he will remain a part of the grid until the end of 2023. But what after that?

Well, the Briton hinted at a shade of interest falling on acting. Hamilton affirmed that he gets ‘star-struck’ when coming across Hollywood celebrities and that he certainly would love to take up a new career path in the cinematic universe.

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What did Lewis Hamilton say?

During a virtual meet with fans, Hamilton was asked whether he would enjoy working in a car-based film series similar to Vin Diesel’s Fast and Furious saga.

I literally just met Vin Diesel like two days ago. I went out to see a friend on the water and he happened to be there. So, I was talking to Vin, and I was like, ‘can you actually drive?’ You know, I really get star-struck when I meet certain people,” the seven-time world champion said.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 4, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in third position Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Seco

I met Robert De Niro the other day and I remember calling my dad afterwards. ‘Dad, I just met Robert De Niro!’

Hamilton is steadily getting his hands into the fashion industry, which could well be a part of his future career plans. Along with fashion, the Briton has often involved himself in the music industry as well, working alongside pop star, Christina Aguilera.

I will do something in the future: Hamilton

The Mercedes driver affirmed that he would love to work as an actor in the future. But, of course, he clarified that he is clueless as to how whether he can even act in front of a camera.

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I would love to do something in movies. I promise you I will do something in the future that’s different to, you know, cars,” he said.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

So, there are some really interesting conversations that are happening, and so, I would love to. But, I don’t even know if I can really act, so I will sort it out at that time.

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This could be an interesting career path for the record-equaling world champion, and the fact that he is in contact with several movie stars in Hollywood, it wouldn’t be hard for the Briton to find himself a role in a movie or two following his decade-long career in Formula 1.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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