WE went behind the scenes to meet Dougie on the set of his latest exciting project- and he looks VERY different.
He’s already mega-successful as a pop star and as one fourth of boyband McFly, but earlier this year it was rumoured Dougie was planning to carve out a Hollywood film career for himself.
The McFly bass player- who is single since splitting with girlfriend Ellie Goulding earlier this year- had reportedly been meeting with agents and producers while out in LA.
Now, we can confirm Dougie has been taking acting classes and has actually just finished filming one of his first roles- a cameo in a Brit comedy horror film called Double Date, due to be released next year.
Meeting him on the film set- a derelict mansion just outside London- Dougie looks a lot different to his usual self, with his hair slicked back and make-up applied to make him look older.
The star’s enthusiasm for his new role in the film- which also features cameo appearances from Cressida Bonas and Tom Sturridge, and stars Michael Socha (This is England, Being Human) and Georgia Groome (Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging)- is obvious.
He says: “It’s an awesome role- I’m very excited to shoot. I play a guy called Stephen, and I pick up two girls from a bar, and I think I’ve hit the jackpot- but I was wrong, so wrong!
“I get to get killed by two hot chicks! I love that. I’ve always wanted to be killed. The script was awesome, and hilarious.”
It’s not the first time he’s appeared in a film. In 2006 he starred along with the rest of McFly in Just My Luck, starring Chris Pine and Lindsay Lohan- playing himself.
He says: “I was a kid. We were playing ourselves so we were just messing around. It was just good fun. Now it’s very different. You look at everything completely differently when you’re older.
“I’ve been studying mainly at Alder (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), both here and the States. I’m curious about everything- this is a challenge and makes me research things I wouldn’t usually know about.”
While Dougie’s keen to pursue acting, he’d never rule out appearing on reality TV again, having won I’m a Celeb in 2011.
He says: “I’d never say never, but I’ve done it now. I couldn’t do Strictly- I can barely stand up and talk at the same time!”
The 28 year old was signed by Kate Moss’ modelling agency Storm back in 2014 and was also recently spotted on the runway for Joshua Kane.