Will Cristiano Ronaldo ever act in movies? Here's his answer

12 April 2016 / 6 months 2 weeks ago

William Kee
11 April 2016

Since early last year, Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has been the face of men's fashion brand, Sacoor Brothers.

The Cristiano Ronaldo & Sacoor Brothers limited edition collection now is available at nine boutiques around the world, including Malaysia's Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Singapore's Marina Bay Sands outlets.

There are seven suits - in a nod to the 31-year-old superstar footballer's jersey number - that are inspired by the cities where Sacoor Brothers is present, such as Dubai.

With his appointment, Ronaldo joins a list of previous famous ambassadors, including Hollywood actors Patrick Dempsey.

In this Q&A, he touches on fashion, films and, of course, football.

Having had such a long career, what still motivates you in football?

It's the competition. I want to keep going and I don't set time limits for myself as a footballer. I want to enjoy myself and win more games.

When the World Cup is held in Russia, you'll be 33. Will that be your deadline to leave the national team?

I don't think so. That will depend on my physical and psychological condition. I don't make plans in my sporting career.

I feel good, I feel motivated and, in three years' time, we'll see what happens.

At your level, an athlete's exposure involves a bit of acting. Do you agree?

In my opinion, acting is a different kind of work. It's very complicated. I think it's a very interesting but difficult profession. That's why I'm sure, sooner or later, I'll be cast in some film or other.

But I'll just do small things to begin with, to gain experience.

Do you see yourself acting in a Hollywood film?

Why not? It's not my goal at the moment but I've had a few invitations.

Because of my training schedule and games, it's been complicated.

But I'm not closing any doors.

If you could walk down the street without being recognised, what would you do?

I'd go to a shopping centre. I'd buy a bag of popcorn and a Coke.

I'd go with my friends and spend two or three hours to watch a movie.

And after that, I'd buy some clothes.

Speaking of clothes, do you choose only fashion that you identify with?

Fortunately, I'm able to choose what I like. I really like the fashion world. It's not by chance that I have shirts, my own boxers, fragrance and headphones. And more things will be coming soon.

What motivates you in life?

To keep doing my work at the highest level. Maintaining this level throughout so many years is extremely difficult. You can count on your fingers the number of top footballers who were able to maintain their status for so long. I feel very privileged to be one of them.

Ever worry about the time when you'll have to hang up your football boots?

In a way, that motivates me to work even harder. The longer I am at the highest level, the better the future will be because it brings more things with it, such as contracts. That's my major motivation because I know that when football is over, I'll have plenty to do.

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