News: Diddy Confronts Million Dollar Man Image, "People Have This Perception Of Me Of Hamptons & White Fur"

Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 12:00PM

Written by Biz Jones

With Get Him to the Greek on the brink of release, Diddy said he hopes the public will take notice of his acting ability in the new film.

According to Diddy, he has evolved over time and has begun to take acting more seriously.

"I think this role will definitely be a revelation to people," Diddy said referring to his role as a record label executive in the film. "People have this perception of me - which is my fault - of maybe a rapper or Champagne-sipping and Hamptons and white fur and just cliche type of things that are just kind of old and dated and corny, which isn't how I am today, you know? That was just part of my image for a second. It wasn't who Sean is. You evolve - like, I need to retire my diamond necklace and fur jacket now. Things change. Times change." (Kansas City)

The Bad Boy Records CEO has been promoting his new film via Twitter.

"#GetHimtotheGreek is out June 4th!! RT the videos from the film & I'll send u a signed movie poster until I run out!!http://bit.ly/9UmNRX"
"Excited for #GetHimToTheGreektomorrow-im so proud of this movie-i feel SO BLESSED! Make sure u get ur tix before they sell out! LETSGO!" (Diddy's Twitter)

Diddy's Greek co-star Jonah Hill recently talked about the rap mogul's acting.

"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)

The movie places Diddy around comedians like Russell Brand.

The movie centers on Russell Brand's outrageous character from Marshall, the out-of-control British rock star "Aldous Snow," and "Aaron," a music-company intern, who must accompany "Snow" to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater. Elisabeth Moss is set to play "Daphne Binks," Aaron's girlfriend, while Rose Byrne will be a promiscuous pop musician named "Jackie Q," who may perform a duet with Snow. Combs has been cast as "Sergio," the head of the entertainment company for which Jonah Hill's character works. (Hollywood Insider)

Check out the Get Him to the Greek movie trailer down below:

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