Diver Tom Daley's romance could be his ticket to Stateside fame
Watch out, Kimye. Splash! host Tom Daley and boyfriend Dustin Lance Black could be about to become Hollywood’s latest power couple.
Screenwriter and producer Dustin is convinced Tom can be a big star in the US and is using all his clout to boost his profile Stateside.
The 39-year-old’s extremely well connected and has been arranging meetings for Tom with some of the most influential people in the business.
Tom, 19, has told him he wants to start building a career as a TV personality and presenter after he quits his sport following the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Dustin thinks Tom has the potential to be huge in Hollywood – he’s got the looks, the English charm and he’s clean cut,’ says a source.
But he knows Tom‘s priority is Rio. Dustin doesn’t want to distract him from his diving, but he’s whet his appetite with the strong possibility of TV work and even some small film roles.’
Tom confessed last year that he’s itching to make it big in Tinseltown, saying: I’d give it a go – how about a remake of Tarzan or George Of The Jungle?’ Well, he has the six-pack for it!
There’s even been talk of Tom taking acting lessons if he decides he does want to be on the big screen. For now, though, presenting seems far more likely.
But, unlike Tom, they didn’t have the backing of a much-respected Oscar-winning screenwriter – and that could make all the difference.
Dustin has the power to open a lot of doors in Hollywood,’ adds our source.
Dustin is set to temporarily relocate to London in May to start working on new film Under The Banner Of Heaven with director Ron Howard, but he’s already been talking about Tom moving into his LA pad permanently.
While that’s unlikely given Tom‘s training schedule, we’re told the diver will be spending an increasing amount of time there this year and he’s keen to build on his TV work in the UK with the help of Dustin‘s connections.
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