AceShowbiz - Britney Spears' boyfriend Sam Asghari is stepping up his mixed martial arts, gun, and stunt training to help him become the next big action star.
The fitness instructor-turned-actor dreams of following in the footsteps of Hollywood legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone after landing recent roles in comedic series "Hacks" with Jean Smart and in Don Cheadle's "Black Monday".
"Action is something that I want to do - action, drama, thriller - that's a genre that I want to really get into," he said. "But if you can do comedy, you can do anything."
Speaking about his long-term ambitions, he told Variety, "I want to get into blockbusters, I want to get into TV shows that get on Netflix and become fan favourites."
"My ultimate goal is to really become a well-rounded actor. I'm doing a lot of MMA training, I'm doing a lot of gun and stunt training to be a well-rounded actor such as Tom Cruise, such as Jason Statham."
"Like I said, I want to do action, but I want to be able to do drama as well. This is my craft, and I want to accomplish it 100 per cent."
And Sam, whose family is Iranian, hopes to one day make Hollywood history.
He said, "My ultimate goal is to be the first Middle Easterner that plays a superhero. Marvel or anybody - they should give me a call."