Adam Levine has said he had never considered an acting career before Irish writer/director John Carney approached him for Begin Again.

The Maroon 5 frontman told The Hollywood Reporter, "It took a huge leap of faith on John Carney's part because I had never acted before.

"He reached out to me and asked me, pretty randomly, if I was interested in acting. I actually said to him [that I was] not, until he called."

The singer added that he's glad he got to star in the film, "If I only make one movie in my whole life, it seems like this one makes the most sense. I don't know where it will go from here, but that was my part. I really, truly believe that, and I'm really happy it came my way."

The track Lost Stars from Begin Again is nominated in the Best Original Song category at this year's Oscars and Levine will perform it live on stage, "It's such a rarefied air that we're gonna be in, as far as being a musician at that particular show.

"I've always been a huge fan of the Oscars and the way they put it all together. It's the godfather of all awards show. It's just so far removed from what I do."

The 87th Annual Academy Awards take place in Hollywood this Sunday, February 22.

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