Kevin Smith Takes TV Comedy Role

Director Kevin Smith has signed up to star in the U.S. remake of hit British TV show Manchild, because he wants to become a better actor.

Smith has written, directed and starred in Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back–and now wants to turn his attention solely to portraying a cynical divorcee in the Showtime comedy.

He tells MTV, “It should be an interesting exercise that, if the show works as well as the script, will turn into a sweet side gig for me.

“At the very least, I’ll learn a thing or two about acting; at the most, I’ll have something to do four months out of every year.”

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