Travis Kelce Weighs in on Rumors He’s Leaving the NFL for Hollywood


Travis Kelce gave People an exclusive update on his post-NFL plans to segue into acting and producing in Hollywood. Kelce has already made an impression on the industry, to say the least.

During the 2023 NFL season, the Chiefs’ tight end appeared in an astounding 375 game-time commercials, which according to USA Today was more than any other celebrity. He’s also venturing out as a film producer, with his first two efforts already either in the can or underway.

His first feature as producer, My Dead Friend Zoe, recently premiered at SXSW to rave reviews. (It holds a 100 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a rare feat.) Described as a “war comedy-drama,” the movie stars Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman and is expected to release later this year. The NFLer is also lending his producing capabilities to an upcoming documentary about artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, entitled King Pleasure.

It’s certainly a busy time for the star, who’s preparing to head back to training camp in July for the 2024 season.

“It doesn’t feel like there’s much chill in my life,” Kelce told People. “Everything seems to be full throttle and just moving at the speed of light, and that’s how I kind of like it. I like it to be up-pace. I like to have just exciting things going on.”

Kelce explained to the outlet that, while he’s determined to segue into entertainment at some point, his primary focus is still football. Whatever he’s able to squeeze into the off-season, though, he’s happy to do so.

“Sure enough, I’m out here in the entertainment world trying to dabble into that before I get back locked in on football and knowing that that’s going to be my focus until I’m done playing,” Kelce said.

He added: “But to dabble around in the entertainment space is something that I’m really interested in.”

Kelce is currently gearing up for Kansas City’s second-annual Kelce Jam, a music festival which will see performances from Lil Wayne, Diplo, and 2 Chainz.

“It’s just going to be an amazing opportunity to get out in front of Kansas City and just celebrate the Super Bowl win one more time,” the star said of his event, which kicks off on May 18.

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