David Beckham to go into acting?

She’s finally being taken seriously as a fashion designer, so Victoria Beckham is still far from shelving her soaring career to have another baby.

But with David piling on the pressure to expand their brood as his football career comes to an end, Victoria, 36, is encouraging him to pursue an acting career in a desperate bid to give him something else to focus on.

‘She’s been urging David to try his hand at acting and has told friends she’d take such pride in him becoming successful in Hollywood,’ a source tells Now.

‘David’s always been reluctant because he didn’t feel he had what it takes, but he’s finally given in to the idea of giving acting a go.’

It wasn’t so long ago David dismissed a career in acting, saying that he looked ‘a bit stiff’ with a cameo in 
the film Goal! in 2005.

But what a difference five years makes, especially now an injury to his Achilles tendon has threatened his football career.

Our source adds: ‘David’s been getting help from his friends Tom Cruise and Vinnie Jones. But if he’s going to make it as an actor, he’d be well advised to step out of his comfort zone.

Recent reports have suggested David’s being lined up to star in a remake of 1981 football movie Escape To Victory.

A source tells Now: ‘He’s also had talks with people at ABC and Disney for possible TV work.’

See the full story about Victoria and David Beckham in Now magazine dated 26 April 2010 – out now!

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