Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino wants to be an actor, says, “I’m like the reality king”

Here’s one reason why a second season of Jersey Shore with the same cast may be a very bad idea: Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino already has such an inflated sense of self–even more so than on the show–that he wants to be an actor and considers himself “the reality king.” Ugh.

Also, as we know, he’s an expert orator, telling TV Guide in an interview. “There’s a lot of things in the works for me” and “There are so many things coming out for myself.”

Those things coming out for himself include an appearance at the Super Bowl. He also said, “you might see a workout video, you might see a book.” (Speaking of working out, he also responded to accusations that he uses steroids: “No way. I’m 100 percent natural. I just have very good genetics. I’ve had a six-pack since I was little, and even if I miss the gym, the six-pack is always there.”)

The Situation continued, “Right now I’m just taking over the reality world on this first season so I guess you could say I’m like the reality king. After that, maybe one or two more seasons max — but once you do something like that and you’re on top, you do want to move on and graduate to the next level. I’d like to do some acting and maybe even some TV or film but we’ll see.”

Actually, I probably think–hope?–we won’t see.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino: “I’m the Reality King” [TV Guide]
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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 37, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.