Sunday afternoon in Glendale, Arizona Cardinals fans will get a chance to see stars Tyrann Mathieu and Calais Campbell in regular season action for the first time in 2015.
Those who cannot wait that long can turn to FXX’s “The League” to get a glimpse of the fan favorites.
Mathieu and Campbell both appeared on the show’s season premiere –which aired Wednesday night — in cameo roles.
Without going into too much detail (you know, spoilers and all), the players were part of a funny scene that, as is customary for the show, is not exactly what one would call “safe for work.” The two also made a brief appearance toward the end of the episode.
Campbell said the experience was fun.
“I think the best part was actually getting the paycheck, from the company,” he said. “It’s like oh, I’m an official actor, you get paid to do it, that’s when you’re official. So that’s kind of cool.”
“It was good to see me get on camera and try to be funny,” Mathieu added, before adding it all took a couple hours to film.
Both Mathieu and Campbell each had a good number of lines, though Campbell said he thinks his teammate got to say some of the stuff he would have liked to say. He complimented Mathieu’s acting chops, though.
Asked to compare himself to a current actor, Mathieu went with Vin Diesel, while Campbell chose The Rock.
And while neither is likely to quit their day jobs to pursue a career in Hollywood, the Honey Badger did express an interest in a post-football career in the entertainment industry.
“Hopefully be acting because they pay really well,” he said. “There’s nothing like living in Hollywood.”
Campbell too said he wouldn’t mind a little more acting, but that’s not where his head is at right now.
“The acting thing is cool, but my number one goal is to be a good football for a few good years,” he said. “I feel like I have a couple good years left in me, so I won’t rush to the acting world.”
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