Tim McGraw Passed On A Chance To Play Elvis

Published On October 11, 2018 | By clukas | Country Music News, Daily Scoop

because he didn’t want to gain weight.

TIM MCGRAW was once offered a chance to play Elvis in a movie, but he said no because he’d have to gain 30 pounds.

 He was recently asked how he juggles his singing and acting careers.  He said music always comes first and his eyes are always open for great songs to record.


Movies are more complicated because it takes getting the right script and having the free time to do it.  But even then, the producers may be doing their own juggling about who they want to play the part.  A lot of things have to go right.


And then he was asked what he’d do if he was offered an acting roll but had to gain 35 pounds.  Tim’s a fitness freak so that would present a problem.


He said, quote, “I don’t think I could.  It would have to be something that I could NOT say no to.  In fact, a few years ago I got offered to play Elvis in the ’70s, and I had to gain about 30 pounds to do it, and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.”

If Tim was desperate for money, he may have sung a different tune. But he’s not and he is fortunate that he can have singing and acting as careers, and he’s great at both.

~ chris lukas



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