David Beckham who is an English former professional footballer played a cameo role in the film “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”.
Guy Ritchie who is the director of the movie has given the former soccer star a thumbs up for his performance.
However, the British newspapers and some fans have a different idea: they gave the star scathing reviews for his role.
“I love him and I think he’s great on screen. I find him very talented,” film director Ritchie told Reuters at the film’s European premiere, when asked if Beckham had the potential to be as good at acting as at soccer.”
Beckham known for his bending kicks, plays the soldier Trigger in the sword-pulling scene.
Beckham “shows just about enough dramatic range to have played the stone the sword got stuck in,” The Telegraph said in its review, adding that he had “sabotaged” the scene.
“It’s a misguided, fist-biter of a performance,” Empire said in its own review.
Beckham, who also had a cameo in Ritchie’s previous movie, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”, said it was “nice to be involved” in the film.
“I think people are going to love it. You know obviously with Guy’s movies you know what you’re going to get but there’s a few surprises, a bit of comedy along the way,” said Beckham, who attended the premiere with his son Brooklyn.
Hunnam, of “Sons of Anarchy” fame, revealed that he had to convince Ritchie to let him audition for the role.
“I flew myself to England and I basically showed up at his front door and said ‘listen, we’re going to talk about this because I think you might be making a bit of an error here.’”
Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou and model Poppy Delevingne are also part of the said movie.
The film, distributed by Warner Bros., began its global rollout in some countries on Wednesday and hits North American cinemas on Friday.