Get ready to see Shawn Mendes like you’ve never seen him before, you guys. The singer, songwriter and guitarist just dropped a major hint that he’s about to star in a new movie, and um, we’re freaking out!

During a pre-show Q&A on Sunday, March 24, 2019, a fan asked the 20-year-old if he would consider acting in a film. And his response was epic.

“I think there will be one sooner than you guys think!” Shawn said.

Um, WHAT? How amazing would that be? We mean, we’re all obsessed with Shawn’s to-die-for voice, swoon-worthy smile, and of course, his amazing personality, so imagining him on the big screen for 2 hours is nearly giving us a heart attack!

And get this — it turns out, before the “In My Blood” crooner became a world famous singer, he actually almost chose acting instead. Wow, try to imagine a world without Shawn’s beautiful songs… It’s hard, isn’t it? But this is truly how life could’ve been!

Back in 2017 in an interview with i-D, Shawn admitted that at first, acting was totally calling his name and he was super serious about it, but it quickly proved to not exactly be his area of expertise.

“I wanted to be an actor, like, so so bad. I took acting classes, I auditioned for Disney, and then I realized how nervous I got with remembering lines. Then music kind of fell upon me when I was around 13. I started watching YouTube videos and singing and it became something that I was obsessed with. Next thing I know, I was fully in it,” Shawn explained.

HOLD UP, REWIND. Did he just say Disney? Yep, the heartthrob did audition for Disney Channel, but poor Shawn was just too nervous! Granted, remembering lines isn’t easy, but he does have to remember the lyrics to his songs, which he performs on massive stages in front of thousands of fans at one time. Kinda similar, right?

Well, lucky for us he fell in love with music and now we have the artist that we all know and love. It’s crazy to think had Shawn felt different when he was younger and he really stuck with acting, his career path would be way different!

And while speaking to Access at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, Shawn admitted that although music has his heart now, he still has his sights set on acting.

“I’m hopefully going to get into some acting in the future and do some more stuff like that. I think when it comes to acting, it’s about finding the role that is right for you and not doing something just because you think it’s cool,” he said.

Let us not forget the time that Shawn did have a guest-starring role on The CW series, The 100, in 2016, which he got after legit tweeting at the writers just asking if he could appear on it. Look at how precious he was on set, posing in front of his trailer?

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And here he is, in character during one of his scenes.

shawn mendes the 100 character
The CW

He was clearly a natural at it! Plus, when he spoke to Larry King in 2016, he explained that although he can’t predict where exactly his career will end up, he can see himself doing the acting thing for sure.

“I love acting, I would really love to act. I think in the music videos we’re releasing, you kind of get to see the acting [side of me], but I would love to go and venture into that land,” Shawn said. “I’m only 18. When I’m 22, I could be a completely different person, not because fame or my career has changed me, but because that’s how life is. I could be an actor.”

Now that Shawn is 20 years old, perhaps it’s time he really does give this whole acting thing a go. Lights, camera, action!

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