News: Kid Cudi Talks Role In New HBO Series, "It Was Important To Branch Away From Music"

Tuesday, Jul 28, 2009 5:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi recently discussed his role in the forthcoming HBO series "How To Make It In America" and why it was vital for him to place music aside for his role.

Despite his heavy rap buzz from records like "Day 'N' Nite" and association with Kanye West, Cudi said he intentionally wanted to sway from music with the new television project.

"It was important to me early on to branch away from music and actually do something outside my comfort zone. When we were developing my character with the writers, I was telling them, 'Man, I don't want to be anything that has to do with music,' just because that's not really acting." (The Boom Box)

Cudi also hinted at his character's role in the upcoming series.

"I have a lead role," Cudi said in an interview. "My character's name is Domingo Dean. I actually named my character after both of my brothers - Dean, who lives in Phoenix, being one of them, and Domingo. My character's kind of the comic relief. He's really witty - a hopeless romantic but a player at the same time." (AZ Central)

The series will reportedly be led by Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg.

Rapper Kid Cudi is launching an acting career - the hip-hip star is teaming up with Mark Wahlberg for a new TV show. Cudi has signed up to appear in the series "How To Make It In America," a new comedy which will be produced by Wahlberg and the team behind his hit show "Entourage." Cudi admits he has always wanted to try acting, but insists he will not be giving up his music any time soon. (Star Pulse)

Wahlberg recently said he was also considering Eminem in an upcoming movie project as a replacement for Matt Damon.

"We were supposed to do this boxing movie together," Wahlberg said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid about Matt Damon earlier this month. "We were going to play brothers and I don't think he's really feeling up to it so maybe we'll get Eminem to play the part. It's because we want two guys with some real edge and I think he was attached to play one of the parts at one point. Me and him actually talked on the phone while I was in Philly making another movie so um, either that or my brother. There's not too many people that can be believed in as being brothers, maybe half brothers but still, these guys had a really hard life. We want it to kinda feel authentic as opposed to getting some soft Hollywood act." (Radio Planet TV)

"How To Make It In America" will reportedly debut Fall 2009 on HBO.

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