The Wanted star Max George has been scheduling auditions in Los Angeles in a bid to launch himself as an actor.

The British singer admits he was attempting to begin an acting career before he joined the pop group, but is now hoping to find time to work around his commitment with the band.

George is already attending auditions and he hopes to land a job soon, telling British radio station Key 103, "Years ago I used to do auditions for parts but then I joined the band and it all disappeared. But now that I'm in Hollywood (with the band) it's the perfect opportunity. I'm very serious about it and I'm having auditions again. I don't want to f**k this up."

However, George has to work on toning down his strong regional accent: "If I don't get the accent right, it could definitely hold me back, but I'm just going to have to work on it."