Hot on the heels of his hilarious 2012 London Olympics appearance, soccer star David Beckham covers the September issue of British Esquire
On top of a rugged photo shoot for the magazine, Beckham discusses showing off his lean body for photo shoots, his legacy, his friendship with Prince William and a whole lot more.
On what he wants his lasting impression to be:
“Just as a hard-working footballer. I want to be remembered firstly as a good and successful footballer because that’s what I’ve done for many years. And then who knows after that?”
On showing skin for photo shoots:
“It’s definitely got easier over the years, but when I was in New York, seeing a huge poster [of himself in a pair of briefs] on the side of a building, that was quite daunting. I remember driving past there, and stopping and running out and taking a picture, and this guy walked past me and he was like, ‘Oh, my God! Have you seen your d**k up there?’ Something disgusting like that. That was funny.”
On his friendship with Prince William:
“It’s a very normal relationship. With Harry as well. They’re very easy to get along with. They love their sport. William loves Aston Villa, unfortunately, which obviously I give him a bit of stick about.”
On being true to himself:
“What you see, that’s me. And that won’t change. I might not walk around in just my underwear every day, but that’s the only thing [that is different about the private man]. I don’t try and hide anything. There’s nothing to hide.”
This issue of British Esquire is on newsstands today (August 2).
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