Olly Murs is set to make his acting debut on the CW’s 90210. But who is the British singer going to play? Himself, of course! Murs revealed to ET that he is performing for the 90210 crew at a party for one of the characters. Murs, who became huge in the United States with his song Troublemaker, admits that his new job “isn’t really acting.”
“It’s a start in the right direction,” Murs said. “It’s a pleasure to be invited down and I love being here at the Beverly Hills set of 90210. It’s great.” In the 90210 episode, Murs is invited to perform by Liam (Matt Lanter) and Navid (Michael Steger) in an effort to impress a girl they want to sign to their surfboard company.
Murs told ET that he’s “always wanted to acting.” He even has his own ideas! Murs said that maybe the show “can script me in as a UK guy that's come in to woo one of their ex-girlfriends and they all get to be jealous, heated. Yeah, that would be cool."
Murs, who opened for One Direction, admitted that being on 90210 is also great exposure for his singing career. "Obviously when coming into the states, I am new. Nobody knows who I am yet. I've been building strides and the success has been great so far, and I've really enjoyed it. Here in the states it's about people getting to know who I am as a person."
Murs also recently spoke with MTV Australia about possibly collaborating with his friends One Direction. “I think in terms of where we are as personalities and stuff, I’m pretty much the same as them,” he said. “I mean if they wanted me to write a song with them or do something with them on a song of course I’d love to because I get on with the lads [but] I feel like ... the age difference is very different.”
90210 was cancelled by the CW earlier this year. It will air its final show this upcoming May. But for now you can catch Murs on 90210 on Monday at 9 p.m. ET on the CW. You can also catch Murs on Tuesday’s Dancing with the Stars at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.