Popular Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins aims to spin around his vision to a new career in Hollywood.
Instead of just hawking its content, he wants to star in it. That’s why Blevins showed up on The Masked Singer last year (only to go home on the first night). In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Blevins told the outlet that after his cameo in Free Guy – which stars Ryan Reynolds – he’s looking at “literally anything and everything Hollywood,” be it “movies, voice acting, cartoons.”
“They were like, ‘You were amazing, you’re a natural’,” Blevins told THR, talking specifically about his experience on Free Guy. “I kept telling [wife] Jess, they are just gassing me up, saying that so I don’t think I suck. But we’re being told that it is not gas, therefore I hope it’s amazing.”
While Blevins ostensibly remains between gigs after Microsoft abruptly sold its streaming service, Mixer, to Facebook in June, the streamer is reportedly pursuing his own strategies as well as reading scripts, although – regardless of the unexpected free time on his hands – it looks like Blevins isn’t rushing in to new projects at this time.
For most streamers, an extended break like this would be a career killer. Conventional wisdom is that every hour you’re not streaming, you’re losing subscribers. Blevins used to stress over the number of fans he’d lose when he took a break for, gasp, business calls or in-person appearances. He doesn’t anymore. In fact, this break might be the best thing that could have happened to him.