Billie Joe Armstrong Snags a Role on ‘Nurse Jackie’
The rocker’s role hasn’t been revealed yet, but sources whisper he’ll play John, a 45-year-old “bada—” and drug user. John has a wife and kids who don’t talk to him and is chasing the “ultimate high.”
Armstrong has shown a flair for theatrics in the past, but his roles were mostly behind the scenes. Green Day’s album ‘American Idiot’ spawned a Grammy-winning Broadway play (that Armstrong appeared in) and the play is currently being adapted to a feature film — possibly starring Robert Pattinson!
Has Armstrong caught the acting bug? Maybe! Executive producer Richie Jackson tweeted a photo of Armstrong with Nurse Jackie herself, AKA actress Edie Falco, writing, “Edie and our new cast member @BJAOfficial! Wait til you see the season premiere!”
The “cast member” term is what has us thinking. If Armstrong were only going to appear once, wouldn’t they just call him a “guest star”? If Armstrong’s acting chops are as good as his songwriting, singing, and guitar wielding, we can’t wait to see what Showtime has in store for us!