Travis Kelce admits to feeling like a ‘Jabroni’ as he learns to act for new horror TV series

Travis Kelce goes from the end zone to the big screen.

After it was recently announced that the Kansas City Chiefs tight end had been cast in Ryan Murphy’s new horror series, “Grotesquerie,” Kelce admitted he was “shocked” that the famed director television company hired him for the next project.

“I was a little blown away and a little shocked that (Murphy) was willing to give me a role like this, because it’s an important role on the show,” the NFL player explained in the Wednesday’s episode of his show. New Heights Podcast.

“He seemed very confident that I would be able to do this, and he kind of injected that into me from the first conversation we had. So I hope I don’t bomb this for him,” he continued.

Last week, actress Niecy Nash-Betts confirmed Kelce’s involvement in the show in a Instagram video posted Tuesday.

Plot details for the series are still under wraps, but Courtney B. Vance and Lesley Manville were also cast opposite Kelce and Nash-Betts, according to deadline.

The three-time Super Bowl champion then looked forward to working with Murphy on the FX series.

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Travis Kelce is set to make his acting debut in Ryan Murphy’s series, “Grotesquerie.”

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“It’s been so much fun,” Kelce said. “Ryan Murphy is (an) incredible writer, director, producer, all of that, man. He’s just… there’s nothing he can’t do, and everyone has been so helpful in making me feel comfortable.

“Even on top of that, just giving me the direction that I need and the coaching that I need to portray this part that I’m in,” he added.

The “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?” » The host then joked that learning to act among other professional actors made him feel like a “jabroni”.

“I feel like an amateur. And I haven’t been fired yet, so we’re good,” he said. “They didn’t tell me to hit rocks after the first week, so it’s been great.”

Elsewhere in the episode, his co-host and brother, retired Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, pressed him for details on the show — but the Chief player wouldn’t budge, adding that he “didn’t want to say too much.” .”

Watch the full “New Heights” episode below.

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