In his new flick, Hard To Hold, Rick proves he’s a hot on-screen lover as well as a sizzling singer!
In the past two years, Rick Springfield has been an actor, a producer, a singer/songwriter/musician and even a video artist. But, according to Rick, there’s much more he wants to do with his career. “Bing Crosby said the important thing was to become multimedia. I don’t know if all this was part of a game plan for me, it was just by chance that I got into acting,” says Rick. “But now it feels like it’s some kind of design.”
The design that Rick is talking about is the pattern of events that lead up to his acting career, and how the acting and the rock and roll intermesh. And once he reaches a point of satisfaction with acting and rock and roll, there are still more lifelong goals to deal with. “One thing I’ve learned is not to put a time limit on my goals,” he reveals. “I thought success would happen when I arrived in the states in ’72. If I’d known how long it would take, I might not have tried.”
Lucky for the zillions of Rick Springfield fans out there, Rick did try his luck at both singing and acting, and succeeded with both. And now that he has established himself in both fields, Rick still is very critical about everything he does, and that’s probably what keeps him going.
“Setting goals is about living to go further, go deeper,” says Rick. “If I’m going to reach my full potential, it’s not going to come from sitting on my rear. You can’t gauge yourself by others, you’ll always comes in second since you’re your own hardest critic,” he adds. “You have to be such a striver to be an actor.”
Rick Springfield is a striver, and all of his hard work and determination made him one very successful star. Not only is his latest album still receiving rave reviews, but Rick continually outdoes himself — most recently, he excelled by performing the role of a rock star in his latest film, Hard To Hold.
There’s no denying that there’s no stopping Rick now. He’s one star who’s hard to hold down!