(Dammit Bob, why is it that every time I get a really good Asian girl fantasy going you have to show up and ruin it?)
While Gina Carano and "Rampage" Jackson have been getting tons of press for their recent movie roles, some of which have a funny way of leading to complete breakdowns with their regular employers, Bob Sapp‘s acting career continues to fly under the radar. Why "Frankenhood" didn’t get the critical acclaim it deserved, we’ll never know, but now Sapp has a new project to keep him (hopefully) far, far away from MMA. According to LatinoReview.com, Sapp landed the role of Ukafa in the upcoming "Conan" movie, which will reportedly also feature "The Wrestler’s" Mickey Rourke and will obviously fall so far short of the original Conan movie that those of us who grew up on it will die a little inside after forcing ourselves to sit through it. At least we’ll have Sapp’s skills as a thespian to look forward to.
How about telling us a little something about the role Bob will be playing, just so we can see if it’s within his range as an actor or not:
Ukafa is in his 30s-40, very dark-skinned African or African American, massively framed at six-foot-five, gold-toothed, hardened by a lifetime of war, a leader of Kushite Tribemen from the savannahs of Kush. Ukafa is Khalar Singh’s second in command, jealous that Singh’s son, Fariq, will one day be warlord. He obeys his leader but plots the overthrow of his son. He is a mighty warrior and unbeatable in battle—until he comes face to face with Conan.
So what you’re saying is big scary black dude. That’s the part. Yeah, don’t worry, Sapp has experience with this one. The man could play the role in his sleep by now.