In a somewhat unlikely turn of events, World Cup winners Olivier Giroud and Presnel Kimpembe have made their acting debuts.
The two France internationals have provided voices for fairly major characters in a new Spider-Man animation that is set to air next month.
The duo have laid down their vocal talents alongside French actor Stephane Bak and singer Camelia Jordana.
💥SURPRISE💥@StephaneBak, @Camelia_Jordana, @_OlivierGiroud_ et @kimpembe_3 sont les Super-Voix de doublage de l'événement familial #SpiderManNewGeneration, le 12 décembre au cinéma. pic.twitter.com/hSaYJ4Zk3H— Sony Pictures France (@SonyPicturesFr) 12 November 2018
Giroud plays the Green Goblin ("Bouffon Vert") in the French-dubbed version of "Spider-Man: New Generation," while Kimpembe fills the part of Scorpion, another villainous foe of our web-slinging hero.
But Chelsea striker Giroud and Paris Saint-Germain defender are far from the first footballers to turn their hand to acting.
Many have made the transition before them, though with wildly varying results.