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Conor McGregor gives typical two-word response to reports on how much money he earned from Road House

Conor McGregor gives typical two-word response to reports on how much money he earned from Road House

The UFC star knows his worth and isn't shy about sharing it

Conor McGregor is making waves with his film debut, but a lot of people have been more preoccupied with the size of the pay cheque he is receiving for his acting talents.

The UFC legend, 35, is starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the remake of the 1989 classic Road House and he is being rewarded more than handsomely for his work in Hollywood.

If you've seen the original with Patrick Swayze, you will know the Irishman and the actor both have some pretty big shoes to fill in the iconic film, which is centred around a brutal battle over a beachside bar.

Gyllenhaal takes on the role of a former UFC fighter, Elwood Dalton, in the revamped Road House, who takes a job as a bouncer at a bar before finding himself being forced to protect it from some nefarious characters.

One of these villains is Knox, a bloke who likes to talk with his fists, who is conveniently being portrayed by McGregor.

The MMA star could have simply submitted footage of one of his real-life scraps or his trash talking at a press conference as an audition tape, as it's second nature to him anyway.

His natural talents have proved pretty handy while filming the Road House remake, as McGregor has even been able to help advise his co-star Gyllenhaal on how to make the film brawls more believable.

And although he isn't the first sports star to dip their toe into the entertainment world, the Irishman is apparently the highest-paid - in fact, his performance in the remake is said to make him the highest-paid debutant actor of all time.

McGregor is making his acting debut in Road House.
Prime Video

McGregor is reportedly receiving more than £4million for his role as Knox, meaning that he would overtake Dwayne Johnson in the rankings for the most lucrative first-time movie role in history.

In a now-deleted tweet, the ever humble McGregor wrote: "What did you think of my acting debut movie trailer?

"Hell of a ride! I am now officially the highest-paid first-time actor of all time, on record, pipping Dwayne Johnson for the top spot. Incredible!"

The Rock previously held the title thanks to the £4.3million payday he bagged for his first film role in 2001’s The Mummy Returns, an achievement which was recognised by the Guinness World Records.

McGregor doubled down on the claims he has trounced his rival during an appearance on Good Morning Britain too.

He is said to be receiving more than £4million for his role.
Prime Video

He said: "That’s the fact, the highest paid first time actor of all time so it’s a nice feather in the cap. I’ve never done a movie before so I am akin to a white belt, a beginner.

"There’s not an action star in Hollywood that could take me on and that’s a fact, so let’s see how it goes."

As you can gather, he's more than happy to bask in the glory of his new accolade - so the hilarious two-word response he commented on an Instagram post made by his online media outlet, The Mac Life, shouldn't surprise you.

Underneath the image which was shared to celebrate McGregor for 'breaking records once again' as the highest paid debut actor, the star simply wrote: "Worth it."

This fella knows his worth, and he isn't shy about sharing it with us lot either.

Road House will be available to watch on Prime Video from 21 March.

Featured Image Credit: Prime Video

Topics: Conor McGregor, Celebrity, Film, TV and Film, Amazon Prime, UFC