Thicke makes his film acting debut in Making the Rules, playing hairstylist Shaun, the old flame of protagonist Abby, played by Jamie Pressly. He tries to win her back, despite the fact that she is married. The film goes straight to DVD and On Demand. Directo Jimbo Lee says of the singer-turned-actor:
I guess Robin’s been trying to find a script to start his acting career, so they suggested him. He has great hair — (and) his character is a hairstylist, so I guess that sort of worked out.