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Why Adam Levine's not making money as a movie star

Adam Levine starred in "Begin Again" for "no money."

Adam Levine at one of his paying gigs. (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC) Adam Levine at one of his paying gigs.
(Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Adam Levine is an attractive person. In fact, being attractive may be the thing he's best at, including being the rock star front man for Maroon 5. So he should be totally fine monetizing that attractiveness on the silver screen, right? Not so fast. Levine says he wants to take things slow as he learns his cinematic craft - that's why he took on his role in "Begin Again," opposite Keira Knightley, more or less as an unpaid intern.

"I did this movie for no money. I'm very lucky that I'm in that position," he told USA Today. "I want to have good experiences. I don't want to do a bunch of [expletive] that I hate. I want to treat [acting] completely differently because I have the very fortunate luxury of not having to think of this in terms of money."

Between Maroon 5 and "The Voice," Levine will probably never have to think of anything in terms of money again, up to and including trips to space, but Adam Levine is a man of simpler pleasures: His favorite thing about being a rock star is apparently restaurants. Adam Levine loves restaurants. "I can get a reservation at any restaurant in town at any town," he says in awe. "And that's the greatest thing about being me. Because I love to eat at many different restaurants." He then muttered "any restaurant" to himself several more times.

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So putting this all together, I'm pretty sure Adam Levine will star in my web series if I take him to some restaurants. I've gotta go make some calls.

 
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