News: Diddy On His "Inside The Actors Studio" Appearance, "I Was Kind Of Nervous"

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 5:15PM

Written by Biz Jones

Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs revealed that he taped an upcoming appearance on "Inside the Actors Studio" with host James Lipton.

According to Diddy, he has been invited to appear on the program multiple times.

"[Lipton has] been calling me for the last three years to do it, and I was kind of nervous and said, 'I'm not at that level,' " Diddy revealed. "I'm looking at Meryl Streep up there, and [Martin] Scorsese, Al Pacino and Denzel [Washington] and Chris Rock. He was saying he wanted to take it from a different perspective of somebody on the rise. I appreciated that. After doing Broadway and now with Get Him to the Greek coming out ... the time is right." (MTV)

Yesterday, the actor/rapper talked about his appearance via Twitter.

" RT @OneAndOnlyWhit2 yr@Pace++never wanted2wait in line to see an "Inside the Actor's Studio" taping but tomorrow will be worth it! @iamdiddy Filming "Inside the Actors Studio" with James Lipton today!! Excited to meet all these students! What an honor+a blessing! Airs May 25! RT @LovinRelentless: In my seat, standin in line was sooo worth it, Inside The Actors Studio with @iamdiddy, let's get it!!!!!!!!! ... Thank you to everyone at Inside the Actors Studio and everyone who came out @paceuniversity! And my son @JDior." (Diddy's Twitter)

Diddy's Get Him to the Greek co-star Jonah Hill recently highlighted the rapper's acting ability.

"I think Diddy's going to really shock people," Hill told MTV News at South by Southwest in Austin. "We were saying Diddy's kind of the McLovin of 'Get Him to the Greek.' You don't know what he's going to do. Every time he breathes in the movie, it garners a huge laugh." (MTV)

Movie producer Judd Apatow previously talked about Diddy earning a role in the film.

"Me and Sean have a lot in common," he said in an interview. "We don't know what it is, but we know that there's a connection there. There's a chemistry, but we don't know what to do with it yet. We don't know [if it's sexual.] We don't want to rule anything out. Well, we talked about the movie, because we're about to start shooting, and he has a really funny part in the movie. It's hilarious. He's playing the owner of a record company. And he's funny enough that it's bothersome. You want to feel like you're better than Diddy at something, but then he's super funny, you're like, 'Okay, he defeats me in all areas of life.'...I'm glad he [appears] nervous. Because I want to dominate him somehow. But I think he'll be nervous for about five minutes and then he'll be great." (NY Mag)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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