AP: Is there a movie you wish you could have starred in?
Beckham: I love Guy’s film Lock, Stock (’Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’). It came out in 1998, which was such an exciting time to be British. I remember the attitude and energy of the film as if it were yesterday, and it went on to define so much about how British men saw themselves for years to come. But I wouldn’t want to actually appear in the movie — I have too much fun watching it.
AP: What changes have you made to the collection?
Beckham: When we launched the collection, we wanted it to be a range of new classics that men could rely on. We spent 18 months developing the range and working on the product, focusing on fit, comfort and the design details that make for a great piece of bodywear. The core range stays exactly the same, and we add to it only when we feel there’s a need for a new piece, like the lounge jerseys and long johns or the morning gown that we added last year. This is a long-term collection, and I’m proud to put my name to it.
AP: With one of your three sons modeling for Burberry (10-year-old Romeo) and at least one seemingly interested in soccer (13-year-old Brooklyn reportedly had a tryout with London club Chelsea), would you encourage them to follow in your footsteps?
Beckham: Like any parent, I just want the best for my kids, whatever they decide to do. They will choose what path they want to follow, and we will always be there to encourage them.
AP: What’s the biggest challenge in sticking to your fitness routine?
Beckham: Keeping fit is really important as playing football is all I’ve ever wanted to do. I’m training a lot at the moment so fitness is an integral part of my day. I think I’d find it more of a challenge if I wasn’t able to keep in shape!