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Adam Levine agrees to act opposite Keira Knightly for free

Adam Levine and Keira Knightley
Adam Levine and Keira Knightley
Photo by Stephen Lovekin

Adam Levine, the frontman for the band Maroon 5, publicly announced that he has a lead role in the upcoming romantic comedy "Begin Again," opposite Keira Knightley. The best part: Levine isn't getting a dime for this role. That's right, he has agreed to act for free.

"I did this movie for no money. I'm very lucky that I'm in that position," Levine told USA Today in an interview.

It's true, Adam Levine is in a fortunate point in his career. He has a highly successful band and he's got a steady paying gig as a vocal coach on "The Voice," Levine isn't hurting for money that's for sure.

For this rock star, money isn't everything. He wants to participate in projects that he believes in. He went on to say: "I want to have good experiences. I don't want to do a bunch of (expletive) that I hate. I want to treat (acting) completely differently because I have the very fortunate luxury of not having to think of this in terms of money."

Levine is enjoying his career as a musician and he wants to let the world know that. "I'm so happy that I get to have this life," he states plainly. "It's funny because no one knows how good my life is as well as I do."

His co-star was inspired by Levine's carefree attitude. The "Begin Again" female lead Keira Knightley, 29, told the USA Today that she'd like to be as confident as her male co-star.

"He gets to choose to do whatever he wants to do, which is a lovely position to be in," Knightley said about her generous leading man. "He is that confident. Can they bottle it?"

Adam Levine is not one to keep quiet. He unabashedly let everyone know what he does with his money: pays other people to help him with household duties.

"I have news for you: Whether or not you do your own laundry does not make you humble," Levine stated bluntly.

He might not wash his own clothes, but that has nothing to do with Levine's character. By accepting this leading role for free, the rock star is showing humility.