News: 50 Cent Hits "The View" To Distance Himself From Dark Drug Dealer Role, "I've Never Done Anything W/Those Motivations"
Thursday, Jul 29, 2010 1:05PM
Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent reveals to the ladies of "The View" the mindset of the dark drug dealer he portrays in the new movie, Twelve.
Despite having a past history in drug dealing, 50 admitted that the role called for a more serious character.
"It's a totally different experience for me because I've been away from that for a very long time," 50 Cent said in an interview on "The View." "In this actual project, the character's actually darker. I've never done anything with those motivations. There's a scene in the actual film where he's excited to trade the drugs for a woman's virginity. That's darker than anything I've experienced...Well, I mean just my motivation. I didn't come there to actually hurt anyone. It was just what the environment provided for me without any requirements...Like they don't say, 'You need a master's [degree] to be a drug dealer.' Everyone's eligible. You have two hands [and] two feet... Run, the cops are coming." (The Boom Box)
50 recently opened up about his role in the film.
"It's an interesting role. The dynamics of the role are extreme. I play a drug dealer who's from Harlem, who doesn't actually have any support. He previously was in foster [care] and there is a connection between me and the kids from midtown because they are coming to Harlem to look for the excitement that they can't find at home." (MTV)
Details on the film's overall plot show 50 playing the back-up to actor Chance Crawford.
Do rich kids and drugs go together like peas and carrots? According to movies like "Cruel Intentions," "Black and White" and the upcoming "Twelve" thriller, starring Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, they most definitely do. In Joel Schumacher's latest film, "Twelve," high-school dropout White Mike (Chace Crawford) sells drugs to his wealthy former classmates. When White Mike's cousin is brutally murdered in an east Harlem project, he quickly finds himself on a collision course with his own destiny. (Tr3s News)
50 became involved on the project around April 2009.
50 Cent is returning to the silver screen. Varietyreports that 50 will join the cast of Twelve. The Joel Schumacher directed film will be an adaptation of Nick McDonnell's 2002 novel of the same name. It follows a high school dropout-turned-drug dealer, whose life sours when his cousin is brutally murdered. (Hip Hop DX)
Twelve is set to be released tomorrow, July 30th.
Check out 50 Cent's appearance on "The View" down below: