So much for stretching yourself in an acting gig. When it comes to ‘sometimes actor’ Jake Pavelka, all Hollywood seems to want is for him to play himself.
“I’ve always wanted to be on a soap opera,” the former ‘Bachelor‘ tells the mag. “You know I was on ‘Walker, Texas Ranger‘ a bunch of episodes and I got to do an episode on ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ going into soap operas. It’s good because you can kind of work with your craft. The crew, that show I think has done almost 6000 episodes. They’re either the number one or number two show on Daytime TV, so they welcomed me in with open arms, it’s like family.”
You may recall that on ‘Drop Dead Diva’ the Jakester took on the difficult role of playing a reality star who goes on a dating show and breaks the heart of one of the bachelorettes. Imagine that.
But before you unbuckle your seat belts and stow away your oxygen masks, just know that Mr. I-Heart-Fame-More-Than-My-Soul won’t be leaving his day job as a pilot anytime soon.
“I don’t know how much money it costs to be a pilot these days,” he says. Just to be a private pilot to commercial, it’s almost 100,000 dollars to your life and to your money invested in that career. It’s not something you want to let go. I enjoy it, though.”
What do you think of Jake’s latest move?