In 2013, Adam Levine made his film debut as a musician named Dave in Begin Again. The comedy-drama follows how a chance encounter between seedy music business executive Dan Mulligan and young singer-songwriter Gretta James (Keira Knightley) leads to a talented collaboration (via IMDb). Mark Ruffalo played the role of Dan, while Hailee Steinfeld had a supporting role as Dan’s teenage daughter, Violet.
Ruffalo has played Bruce Banner, aka The Incredible Hulk, since The Avengers and is still bringing the character to the big screen in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which is currently releasing new episodes. Steinfeld joined the MCU in 2021 as Kate Bishop in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.
During a press conference, Levine was asked if he would take acting classes to prepare for the role. “I tried taking one and it didn’t go well,” the Maroon 5 frontman told reporters. “It was bizarre. I do not want it. I didn’t like what I was told because it didn’t make me happy, but that’s a whole different conversation that I don’t want to have. So I just figured I’d pretend I knew what I was doing and hope and pray it would work.”