We couldn't contain our Skittles when we heard Marshawn Lynch reunited with the Seattle Seahawks late in the 2019 season. But what was he up to before that? Turns out he was trying his digs at acting. Beastmode was spotted in the trailer for Season 3 of HBO's Westworld, and we're screaming!
According to Seahawks.com, news of his appearance made the rounds as early as last summer. But it's not until HBO dropped the new trailer titled "Westworld Season Three Trailer: Dolores and Maeve Face Off in HBO’s Cryptic Tease" on Thursday that we could see it for ourselves.
Although we're not sure about the role the current Seahawks running back will be portraying, all we know is that we spotted him about 54 seconds into the 2-minute 50-second trailer.
You can spot Lynch behind Aaron Paul (of Breaking Bad fame) and next to Lena Waithe, suited up and exuding his usual cool.
Yahoo noted that this won’t be his first acting role either. One look at his IMDb (yes, he has a profile!), and you'll know he has seven other credits to his name including appearances on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The League.
He also acted in Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story, a film that traces his life from Oakland to NFL stardom.
Its director Mario Bobino was even quoted by USA Today Sports as saying that he is “a good actor.”
So we can expect to see some of those acting chops on screen.
After a long history (six seasons worth) with the Seahawks, “Beastmode” signed with the team again in Week 17 of the 2019 season.
He even went on to post four touchdowns in four games!
Though there has been plenty of speculation whether he’ll be returning for the NFL season in 2020, one thing’s for sure, you can still catch him on the big screen.
After a 2-year hiatus, Westworld will air on Sunday, March 15 at 9/8c on HBO.