News: Snoop Dogg Talks "Malice N Wonderland" Film, "I Play A Superhero"
Monday, Jan 4, 2010 5:25PM
Rap veteran Snoop Dogg recently spoke on his move into the film industry and his plans to release a movie project starring him as a superhero.
Snoop also compared his acting ability to that of renowned actors.
He's happy with what he has done so far with his acting career, but hopes to pursue more roles that are out of character for him. "My star power is as big as any actor in Hollywood," Snoop exclaimed, though he has run into issues with producers not being able to separate the public image from the character in the script. His hope is that more people in Hollywood will take a chance on him, and let him prove he has true talent. But in the mean time, he's making his own movies. His latest film project is a companion piece to Malice N Wonderland: "I play a superhero named Malice, trying to bring happiness to Wonderland." The film was made because, as Snoop proclaimed, "the video game is f*cked up," with MTV barely playing music videos anymore, and BET quickly headed in the same direction. It was time to do something different that the fans could see and enjoy. (Prefix Mag)
Last month, Snoop's Malice N Wonderland landed onto the sales charts.
West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg's Malice N Wonderland hit the charts this week securing a spot at No. 23. With a week under his belt, Snoop Dizzle's new album has shelled out 59,300 copies. (Sales Wrap)
Outside of films, Snoop recently spoke on wanting to collaborate with record-breaking singer Susan Boyle.
"I told Susan Boyle, 'When you put your record out,' when she sells a few records, come holler at me," Snoop told radio host Chelsea Lately. "We can do a song together. Yeah [I'm a fan] because she was close to getting my record. You know I hold the record in the Guinness Book, I'm the only rapper to come out and debut number one and she was trying to get close to my record so I had to make sure she didn't. Yeah, I like her because she didn't get my record. If you set the studio session up, I'll do that." ("Chelsea Lately")
He recently shared his thoughts on rappers doing jail time.
Snoop's matured and mellowed over the years, which means he sees the recent rash of imprisoned rappers -- including T.I., Gucci Mane, and, soon, Lil Wayne -- as the product of youthful indiscretions. "Rappers going to jail is like athletes using steroids: It's gonna happen. [But] I feel like the rappers that are getting caught up in going to jail don't have anybody going 'ay, we ain't going there. That ain't going happen tonight.' It's them in control until they lose control. I say to all the rappers out there that's getting caught up in trouble: just be a little smarter, a little slicker. You just gotta know how to move." (New York Magazine)
No further details on the film have been released as of now.