The guys from MTV’s “Jersey Shore” have their sights set on a life past the boardwalk of Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Series stars Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino and DJ “Pauly D” Delvecchio want their chance to shine in the non-reality star spotlight.
Since wrapping the first season of their show, “The Situation” claims their lives are comparable to that of another fab four.
“The only way I can describe it is that it’s like The Beatles. At a club appearance, it’s insane that people are chasing me and fighting bodyguards and girls are crying and screaming,” he told Interview magazine’s May 2010 issue. “People are always asking for a picture. I never refuse a picture. I shake hands; I kiss every cheek. I love all my fans. I love every minute. I give everybody a chance.”
He and the rest of his co-stars are hoping to be known for more than just GTL, the “Jersey Shore” acronym for gym, tan and laundry.
“I want to break into movies eventually. But for right now, I’ll just conquer reality. Whether it’s TV, movies, a clothing line, I see myself running my business: The Situation Inc,” he explained.
Vinny said he’d also like to star on the big screen – but also thinks he has a future behind the mic with his rhyming skills.
“I like to rap. Right now, if I do a song, I want it to be more clubby and catchy. That’s where a lot of my demographic, my fans, are. So I hope one of them goes through on the club end. But I also have some things cooking in the serious rap poetry,” he told the mag. “Hopefully season two will go through, ride this a while longer, showcase our talents. And if that happens, then I would have a couple good songs people can go crazy to in clubs.”
“Pauly D” said he’d like to continue giving his fans the beats to dance battle to and would like to step in for the late DJ AM.
“I want to become a famous DJ,” he said. “DJ AM passed away, so I want to become that – a huge DJ.”
As for Ronnie, he’s not quite sure what the future holds, but wants to avoid being pigeonholed as just another reality star.
“I definitely don’t want to do the show for another five years. I’ll do another season or two. I don’t want to become a reality superstar. I don’t want to be Screech. He [Dustin Diamond] can only play Screech. I want to do different things. I’m just going with the flow,” Ronnie told the mag. “A year ago, if you’d asked me where I saw myself in five years, I definitely wouldn’t have said I want to be on a reality TV show. I didn’t even watch reality TV…I’m just going with the flow.”
“Jersey Shore” is slated to return to MTV this summer.