Marc Jacobs is a man of many talents. Not content with designing collections for his own label as well as Louis Vuitton and, randomly, becoming Creative Director for Diet Coke, news reached us in 2011 that the US designer will be showing off his acting chops too. And today, the fruits of his labour have been revealed!
Marc's movie debut was unveiled when the trailer for new film Disconnect landed earlier today. The 2-minute preview features Jason Bateman putting his comedy skills aside and sporting a beard, Andrea Riseborough as a hard-nosed reporter investigating an adult-only site and Alexander Skarsgård getting (even more) intense as a husband whose online secrets are exposed. So far, so thrilling. But wait! Is that…? Could it be…? Yep, that dodgy-looking character around the 1:50 mark is our Marc.
The designer plays a menacing producer of online underage porn who also acts as a surrogate parent to the wayward teens he takes in. Yep, Devil Wears Prada this ain't. And although the trailer only features a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance, Mr Jacobs does deliver a killer last line: 'Trust me, no one else.' Ooh, MJ!
The gritty film required Marc to ditch his beloved Birkin handbags and top-notch skorts for *GASP* acid wash jeans. 'When they had the fittings for the movie, when they saw me, my design team was all in hysterics,' he explained to Entertainment Weekly. 'I had these really tacky suburban disco shirts with crucifixes embroidered on them, and the worst fitting dad jeans – I never wear jeans anyway – but these were just bad and acid washed with flannel zip jackets sewn to the side. And they put big silver rings on my fingers and earrings. So they just couldn’t stop laughing. Nobody would have recognised me at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Yonkers in my acid washed jean jacket with a hoodie attached and my dad jeans.' HA, this we have to see.
Watch MJ in action below and get excited for the movie's release in April...