Well it looks like one glowing reference Urijah Faber will have on his resume when he starts applying for acting gigs will be from Rosie O’Donnell, which could go a long way if they’re looking to cast a teenage Bam Bam for Flintstones III.
The former WEC champ appeared on Rosie’s show on the Oprah Winfrey Network recently and the actress gushed over him, telling Faber that he has a bright future in movies.
“I wouldn’t want you to [be fighting when you're in your 40s] either, honey, because you’re too charismatic and you’re too kind of… I think you’re going to have a career like ‘The Rock.’ I think you transfer over to showbiz and you could have a full career in movies with karate where you’re the superhero-like kind of guy.”
(Video courtesy of the Oprah Winfrey Network)
Besides the odd commercial, Faber says he did some acting as a kid, but explained to Rosie that he isn’t interested in doing casting calls. Sorry to break it to you, Urijah, but unless The Hobbit is looking for extras or a young pre-mountie Dudley Doright is needed for a prequel, you might be waiting a while by the phone for casting directors to call. You aren’t as recognizable as Randy Couture or Gina Carano, and you don’t have the swagger that ‘Rampage’ has.
You do know how to Dougie, though. We’ll give you that.