Victoria Beckham’s despair over Hollywood David

She's not exactly thrilled about his budding acting career

David and Victoria Beckham

by Charlotte Oliver |
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They outdid themselves with family celebrations over the holidays, packing in a merry Christmas in the Cotswolds, a double-whammy christening and a lavish vacay in Morocco.

But despite her best efforts, Victoria Beckham just couldn’t escape the fact that 2020 was always going to be tricky, with husband David, 44, set to spend an increasing amount of time in Miami overseeing his football team, while she focuses on ensuring her UK-based fashion brand doesn’t suffer any more financial losses.

But Posh’s fears don’t stop there – not since Hollywood’s been calling.

According to sources, David’s fledgling TV and film career has sent Victoria’s insecurities into overdrive, and now that he’s keen to flex his (questionable) acting chops more and more, the distance between them is getting bigger.

“David is currently in talks to film an advert for a fashion brand with [model and actress] Emily Ratajkowski, and he’s also been contacted by casting directors who want him to appear in several TV shows,” says a source close to the couple, who are parents to Brooklyn, 20, Romeo, 17, Cruz, 14, and eight-year-old Harper.

“The directors aren’t too bothered about his abilities, they just want him to stand there and look nice. He’s obviously thrilled, and it’s a massive ego boost for him."

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Relationship Timeline: Victoria And David Beckham

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The happy couple moments after their wedding announcement.

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David and Victoria share a moment before flying to Ireland to get married.

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See here, the infamous durag David chose to wear to meet Prince Charles.

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The Beckhams always did couple dressing well, right down to the matching chunky cross chains they wore to the NRJ music awards.

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Spotted at the 2001 Silver Clef Awards.

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Another memorable style moment when the Beckhams attended David Furnish's 40th birthday at Jewel bar in London.

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The MTV music awards was a bejeweled highlight for the pair.

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And this is why the 'black blazer and a pair of jeans' look was such a thing...

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Remember when the Beckhams moved to Spain? It was the early development of David's affection for beanies.

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Victoria and David had dinner at the Ivy in London .

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At the 19 Management's 19th birthday party David and Victoria shared a sweet moment on the red carpet.

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The beanie returned in L.A. As did Victoria's fleeting appreciation for bohemian-inspired styling.

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The Beckhams were pictured on a shopping trip in Paris.

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Another memorable style moment for the Beckhams as they arrived in Venice.

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If anyone were to resurrect the nickname 'Posh and Becks', this image of the pair at the Sport Industry awards is probably one of the ones that comes to mind.

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David and Victoria hit the red carpet at the superhero-themed Met Gala.

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A formal look for the New York launch of the couple's his and hers perfume, 'Signature.'

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The couple launched a collaboration with Adidas, one of their first fashion partnerships.

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David, Victoria, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz scrubbed up for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year awards.

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The couple were invited to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Victoria wore a dress from her own collection for the Vanity Fair post-Oscars bash.

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The whole family (minus baby Harper) supported Victoria at the West End launch of the Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever.

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The Beckhams attended the premiere of The Class of 92 en famille.

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David and Victoria returned to the steps of the Met in 2014, bringing back their matchy-matchy couples aesthetic with these white outfits.

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Attending the British Fashion Awards.

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On a trip to Shanghai.

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A night out in Mayfair.

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Looking chic at the Louis Vuitton show.

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David and Victoria were guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Windsor wedding.

David Beckham and Courtney Cox in Modern Family
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"He’s not shy, and he’s saying, ‘Bring it on,’ when it comes to filming more Hollywood cameos.”

Anyone who’s seen King Arthur will know that David’s not exactly a natural performer, but that hasn’t stopped him racking up the acting gigs – last week, US fans got to see his rather awkward guest appearance in Modern Family alongside Courteney Cox. But while the former footballer is keen to make a bigger name for himself in Hollywood, we’re told that Victoria, 45, is beside herself at the idea.

Apparently, she’s always felt inferior to her husband when it comes to her looks, and given that so much of her self-esteem is wrapped up in her fashion brand, the company’s recent reported losses of £12m have only added to her low self-worth.

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“Vic’s the first to admit that she has insecurities about her looks – she doesn’t consider herself to be a natural beauty,” we’re told. “It’s difficult for her to see her husband being celebrated as one of the hottest men on the planet and being offered Hollywood roles because of it.

"Many women dream about being married to David Beckham, but for someone with Vic’s low self-esteem, it can also be a nightmare.”

On the plus side, Posh, your husband’s acting skills have been universally panned. We’ve seen Spice World, we know who the real Oscar-worthy actor in the family is.

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