July 21, 2014 07:58:37 GMT
The actor, who starred on the 'Hercules' TV series that ran from 1995-1999, says he asked Brett Ratner if he could appear in the film but the director decided not to include him even as a cameo.
Kevin Sorbo is not happy that he's not involved in the new "Hercules" movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The actor, who played the titular character on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" TV series, recently expressed his disappointment in an interview with Dish.
Sorbo told the site that he contacted director Brett Ratner and asked him if he could appear in the upcoming film. "We were sort of taken aback that they wouldn't let me in that movie. Not even to do a cameo. I think it's kind of stupid, really," he said.
"I'm still on all over America, on Netflix, on Hub, on Encore. I'm still in, like, 50 countries around the world. It was the most-watched show in the world in the '90s, passing 'Baywatch'," he bragged. "To not put me on in a cameo... it's taking the business out of show business, and it's just kinda stupid."
"We approached the director. I don't know what his reasons are - I don't know if it's political, or it's ego, or what it is. But to not put me in just for a stupid little cameo, the audience would've loved it. They would've loved it," he added.
Sorbo's "Hercules" ran for six seasons from 1995-1999. Meanwhile, the "Hercules" movie, which also stars John Hurt, Ian McShane and Irina Shayk among others, is slated to open in U.S. theaters on July 25.