On Working With Ludacris
The thing I notice with rapper actors is confidence. I was working with Luda on the second one and I was blown away, because he had his Afro out with the pick in it and he was all loud and had on his Dickey’s and I was like, “Wow.” He was just commanded his role, calling out to everyone and I was like this is crazy. I knew he hadn’t done a lot at that point as far as the movie game, and I said “How is it you just come out and are able to do that and he said, “I’ve been standing in front of people for years. My audience is a lot bigger than what I’m dealing with here with the crew,” so in terms of just turning it out and doing what you gotta do, I can definitely say it’s a clear cut advantage as opposed to someone that’s green and who hasn’t performed, especially in front of thousands of people. I don’t know what it is about him⎯they say certain people have an aura, the guy exudes radiance, power and confidence and he’s so convincing. He’s a dangerous man. When he says his stuff you believe it. I think he’s gonna do really well.