Usain Bolt wants to be an action movie star after retiring

Usain BoltStu Forster / Getty ImagesPlaying up for the camera: Usain Bolt.

Usain Bolt will have Hollywood on red alert after revealing he has an interest in becoming a movie star.

Bolt is due to compete in the 100-metre race and 4 x 100-metre relay at the London 2017 World Athletics Championships this month, before he retires from the sport.

As an eight-time gold medal winning Olympian, with three world records to his name, Bolt leaves behind an undeniable legacy.

But the 30-year-old does not intend to just disappear from the limelight.

In fact, the Jamaican icon could swap the running track for the silver screen as he eyes a Hollywood career, he said during a press conference on Tuesday. His quotes were cited by the Evening Standard among others.

“You never know. I might go into acting and do some action movies,” Bolt said when discussing his options once he hangs up his running shoes.

A long-time Manchester United football fan, he joked that he is still waiting on a phonecall from United manager José Mourinho.

“It’s going to be hard,” Bolt said. “Track and field is everything. I’ve been doing it since I was 10 years old. I don’t know what I want to do. This is why I want to play football… I’m waiting for Mourinho’s call!”

Bolt’s first race at the London 2017 World Championships is on Friday, August 4 at 8.20 p.m. (BST).

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