According to Rolling Stone, the lyrical master of “Ice Ice Baby” fame, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Vanilla Ice[/lastfm], will be moving on from Dancing On Ice, his home improvement show and his previous credits in Cool As Ice and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze to get theatrical as Captain Hook in a pantomime performance of Peter Pan at an English theater.
So, not only will Vanilla Ice be acting (he really shouldn’t), but he will be a mime. Yes. A creepy white-faced mute mime.
But not just any mime, the smarmy evil Captain Hook from Peter Pan. As a mime. We think all of our worst repressed childhood nightmares have come true. “Mime Mime Baby?” Not as catchy.
After we were finished huddling in the corner, sobbing away our closeted angst about mimes and Vanilla Ice, we pondered what other musicians have taken the leap from talented instrumental performer to mediocre-at-best actor or actress. Here is our Top Twenty list of Musicians Who Should Have Never, Ever Acted.
Or (shiver) become mimes.
20.[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Courtney Love[/lastfm]
With over fifteen films to her name, Courtney Love is not just an erstwhile musician with a hankering for the silver screen. Love is actually decent in many of her roles, although not-so-shockingly her best acting is when is playing a drugged-out hot mess like in Sid and Nancy or her Golden Globe nominated role in The People Vs. Larry Flynt.
We aren’t really sure if Love is acting or just playing an exaggerated version of herself. She is at least amusing and, ahem, authentic in most of her roles.