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[With the highly-anticipated The Gambler movie set to hit theaters this Christmas, co-star Anthony Kelley talks to SOHH readers about his experience and why he sees acting as his new full-time career.]

The experience working on “The Gambler” is something I’ll take away from my time on the set. Everybody I worked with was very patient and sweet. They made me fall in love and change my whole career path.

I’m going to continue acting and even go back to school. I took time off of school to work on this movie. I’m going to go back to school and learn how to direct and go down this path of the [entertainment] industry.

I just want to continue going out for other roles and continue to work on my acting skills. I want to join an acting class and continue to do what I was doing before but incorporating acting into it.

Check out Anthony Kelley’s top five reasons you need to check out “The Gambler” on December 25.