Kevin Richardson may have recently reunited with the Backstreet Boys, but it looks like the fifth member of the ’90s boy band kept himself busy during his six-year hiatus from the group.
The 40-year-old actor/singer/dancer/model has a new film coming out, and let’s just say that he’s going to give Edward Cullen and Eric Northman a run for their money. Richardson is sinking his teeth into vampire fandom, playing a drug-addicted bloodsucker in “Bloody Indulgent,” a sexy — and violent — movie musical. Yes, BSB fangirls, that means not only will Richardson’s vampire be sucking blood and snorting cocaine, but he’ll also sing a lovely little tune while doing so.
In a recent interview with E! Online, Richardson said that his character has a lot of “different issues he’s trying to work through,” but when it came to actually playing a vampire, he’d seen enough of “True Blood” to know what he needed to do. However, there’s one vampire franchise that Richardson is not so keen with. “I haven’t seen seen any of the ‘Twilight’ movies,” he said.
This isn’t the Backstreet Boy-turned-actor’s first encounter with mature material. In “The Casserole Club,” he had a few raunchy sex scenes. “This was actually the first time I’ve done any onscreen love scenes or anything like that,” he told E! Online. “So yeah, it was awkward.”
But don’t worry BSB fans. Richardson isn’t giving up the band (again) for the silver screen. The Backstreet Boys are back — alright! — and are currently planning a 2013 album release and world tour, just in time for their 20th anniversary.
In other boy band news, 98 Degrees is officially reuniting for just one night (una noche). 98 Degrees — Nick Lachey, his brother Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre — will come together for the first time in ten years for one performance at the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hershey, PA.
However, 98 Degrees isn’t the only ’90s pop group set to reunite in 2012. In March, S Club 7 announced their plans for a small UK tour and two new albums. Meanwhile, the Backstreet Boys, who recently toured with New Kids on the Block, are also planning to release a new album in 2012. Also, television executives are considering making a 90-minute Spice Girls documentary timed with the group’s new musical Viva Forever!, reports The Mirror.
By Crystal Bell