Kevin Richardson may have recently reunited with the Backstreet Boys, but it looks like the fifth member of the '90s boy band kept himself busy during his six-year hiatus from the group.
The 40-year-old actor/singer/dancer/model has a new film coming out, and let's just say that he's going to give Edward Cullen and Eric Northman a run for their money. Richardson is sinking his teeth into vampire fandom, playing a drug-addicted bloodsucker in "Bloody Indulgent," a sexy -- and violent -- movie musical. Yes, BSB fangirls, that means not only will Richardson's vampire be sucking blood and snorting cocaine, but he'll also sing a lovely little tune while doing so.
In a recent interview with E! Online, Richardson said that his character has a lot of "different issues he's trying to work through," but when it came to actually playing a vampire, he'd seen enough of "True Blood" to know what he needed to do. However, there's one vampire franchise that Richardson is not so keen with. "I haven't seen seen any of the 'Twilight' movies," he said.
This isn't the Backstreet Boy-turned-actor's first encounter with mature material. In "The Casserole Club," he had a few raunchy sex scenes. "This was actually the first time I've done any onscreen love scenes or anything like that," he told E! Online. "So yeah, it was awkward."
But don't worry BSB fans. Richardson isn't giving up the band (again) for the silver screen. The Backstreet Boys are back -- alright! -- and are currently planning a 2013 album release and world tour, just in time for their 20th anniversary.
In other boy band news, 98 Degrees is officially reuniting for just one night (una noche). 98 Degrees -- Nick Lachey, his brother Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre -- will come together for the first time in ten years for one performance at the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hershey, PA.
However, 98 Degrees isn't the only '90s pop group set to reunite in 2012. In March, S Club 7 announced their plans for a small UK tour and two new albums. Meanwhile, the Backstreet Boys, who recently toured with New Kids on the Block, are also planning to release a new album in 2012. Also, television executives are considering making a 90-minute Spice Girls documentary timed with the group's new musical Viva Forever!, reports The Mirror.
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S Club 7 -- a British pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller and consisting of members Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt and Rachel Stevens -- rose to international fame in 2000, before splitting in 2003. In March 2012, it was announced that all original seven members would reunite for seven UK shows, with possibility of a two-album record deal.
Unlike almost all of the other 90s boy bands, the Backstreet Boys never really broke up -- although original member Kevin Richardson did quit in 2006. In 2011, the Backstreet Boys toured with New Kids on the Block, and BSB is planning to release a new album in 2012.
After reuniting in 2008, New Kids On The Block embarked on a highly successful reunion tour. Then in 2011, they joined The Backstreet Boys for the NKOTBSB tour and released a compilation album of the same name, featuring their hits "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" and "Hangin' Tough," and a new recording, "Don't Turn Out the Lights."
Take That formed in 1990 and after a few No. 1 UK singles, the British boy band split in 1996. However, the group reunited in 2005 and have been touring and releasing new music ever since. The band's next album is expected to hit shelves in late 2012, and Take That is also in talks to open the London 2012 Olympic Games.
After reuniting in 2007 for a Spice Girls reunion tour, the British girl power group may reunite again for Queen Elizabeth's upcoming Diamond Jubilee in June. Scary, Baby, Sporty, Ginger and Posh may also don their platform boots for the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer.