No, I didnt just make that title up to entice curious and shocked readers, it is true! You may have recently heard that the actor had signed on to play openly gay and famously front-toothless Welsh rugby player, Gareth Thomas (who, according to Sports Illustrated is the world’s only current professional male athlete in a team sport who is openly gay, so fair play to him!). Now it seems Mickey is very very serious about the role, and might even remove his front two teeth, according to an interview with Thomas’ agent, Emanuele Palladino.
Thomas’ agent Emanuele Palladino told Wales on Sunday that Rourke wanted to be as faithful as possible. “Mickey wants to film everything in Wales, although it is early days.
‘He really wants to throw himself into Welsh and rugby and really learn as quickly as he can. He’ll learn Welsh I think, obviously where it is relevant as well.
He is going to get rid of his two front teeth and stuff – he will be taking them out. Mickey intends to get as close to the character as he can, as he thinks it is a great story.”
Now, I knew Mickey was serious about his acting.. but taking out your front two teeth?? I recently had a tooth extracted and it was an awful experience. It’ll be hard to remove your front teeth, and even HARDER to learn welsh! (Seriously, go look at some welsh words). But, if your dedicated to your art…
Seems interesting all the same, I’ll be following this movies development.
What would It take for any of you to remove your front teeth?