Remember Rick Springfield
? He's the singer and actor who got famous in the 1980s for his hit single "Jessie's Girl" and for his stint on the soap opera General Hospital
. Now he has people talking about his latest project, a guest appearance on the series Californication
, where he'll play himself and strip down to his skivvies. According to Spinner.com
, he said: They were looking for a musician who's an actor and they liked what I did. They wrote the story around my name and they make references to my past and music. It's a very different character than me -- a twisted warped version of me at my worse.
I knew what the show was about, and the scenes that I read to get the part was certainly as full-on as anything I do on the show. I have no issues about being naked in a show. I think being naked just makes it funnier.
Rick performing in 2007.
Springfield will appear on 4 episodes of the show, starting October 11. In his spare time, he's also working on writing his memoir, to pitch to publishers. He said, "But once you hit on a period in your life and you start writing about it, it's amazing what you remember. I had a varied life and have been involved in a lot of things -- some of which could have put me in prison -- but luckily it didn't."
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