10 Quick Questions for 50
After being paroled, he parlayed his street cred into an enviable career in gangsta’ rap with the help of the late Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC, and the rest, as they say, is musical history. Here, he talks about his latest film, Streets of Blood, a crime thriller set in New Orleans and co-starring Val Kilmer.
50 Cent The ’Streets of Blood’ Interview
with Kam Williams
Kam Williams: Hi 50, what interested you in making Streets of Blood?50 Cent: I was looking to work with Robert DeNiro on this picture but ended up working with him on Righteous Kill. The script sat for a while, but once they got Kilmer involved I knew I had to do it. KW: Tell me a little about your character, Stan Green. 50: My character Stan wants to play things straight but cannot provide the things his family needs and wants, so he makes some decisions that catch up with him. KW: How did you prepare for the role? 50: I lost 25 pounds for the role of Stan. I wanted it to be realistic. I wanted the audience to believe I was vulnerable and in danger in parts of the film. KW: How was it co-starring with Val Kilmer? 50: Amazing KW: Is it true that you liked working with him so much that you gave him a classic car worth $100,000 as a gift after the shooting? 50: I gave Val Kilmer a ’67 Impala as a gift for taking time to teach me some of the craft. KW: I see you have already signed on to make eight more movies over the next couple of years. Which do you prefer, acting or music? 50: I am conditioned for music, although I like acting as you can tell a more complete story with a movie character than you can with a 3-minute song. KW: When will your next CD, Before I Self Destruct, finally going to be released? 50: Very soon.
KW: The Rudy Lewis question: Who's at the top of your hero list? 50: Myself, as I have overcome so many obstacles KW: What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
50: [Kidding)] don't try it! No, just be yourself as an artist and entrepreneur.KW: Thanks for the time, 50. 50: Thank you.
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