Eminem Will Act Again. When It’s Right
You have to hope that if a musician as influential as Eminem is going to do some acting, it better be pretty sweet. Havoc of Mobb Deep asked Em “When’s your next movie?”
Shady said “There are some things in the [works], a couple of scripts, I guess it’s more so of just waiting now to see how they come together. Obviously it’s gotta be something that I feel is dope enough to make me want to say, ‘OK, let me put the mic down for a second and go do this movie.’ There are some things that are in the works. I guess we’ll just see how they come together.”
According to Em, rapping and acting have some things in common. “I think Ice Cube said this one time, that if you can rap and you can perform to the camera for singing and things like that in videos, it should be a fairly natural transition,” Em said. “I know that everybody can’t do it, it’s not for everybody. But I did hear him say a lot of times it should be easy because they kind of coincide. You’re used to doing that.”
Although Eminem has kept his acting in films to a minimum and he sees them working together. It seems to be because he isn’t arrogant enough to think that because he’s good at rapping it doesn’t mean he’s good at acting.
“Making that transition I felt like, ‘Oh, this might be fairly easy,’ and it wasn’t,” Em said. “It’s a whole different thing because you may be used to performing to the camera and you may be used to doing certain things in videos and things like that, but it’s a whole different ballgame when the music is off and you have lines that you need to say. Remembering the lines and trying to be natural and what am I going to do when I say this line, it’s different. It takes a minute to get used to.”