Academy Award-winning rapper Eminem has opened up about a possible return to the big screen and what standards he would need met in order to take a leave of absence from music.
Em said he is open to a Hollywood return but only under the right conditions.
“We just haven’t got the right script yet,” Em said about starring in a movie. “We’ve had a couple of things here and there, but nothing’s jumped out. It’s gotta be something that makes me wanna stop doing the music. It’s gotta be good enough to make me wanna stop doing that. I love it so much.” (MTV)
Aside from a recent cameo on HBO series “Entourage,” Em also had a minor part in last year’s Adam Sandler comedy-drama Funny People.
“Marshall Mathers is in it,” director Judd Apatow said in an interview. “I still don’t know [how it happened.] I was scared to pitch jokes to him then I realized his songs are as nasty as anything that has ever been spoken. There is no way to offend him.” (MTV Movie Blogs)
Eminem starred in 2002’s 8 Mile which later earned him an Academy Award for the film’s soundtrack record, “Lose Yourself.”
A rap version of “Saturday Night Fever.” B-Rabbit, a wannabe rapper from the wrong side of Detroit’s 8 Mile, has problems: he dumps his girlfriend when she tells him she’s pregnant; to save money to make a demo tape, he moves into his alcoholic mom’s trailer; his job’s a dead end, and he’s just choked at the local head-to-head rap contest. Things improve when he meets Alex – an aspiring model headed for New York – and a fast-talking pal promises to set up the demo. Then new setbacks: Alex isn’t faithful, mom rejects him, rifts surface with his friends, and he’s mugged by rivals. Everything hinges on the next rap showdown at the club. Can B-Rabbit pull truth out of his cap? (IMDb)
While the rapper contemplates reigniting a movie career, his new Recovery album is continuing to dominate the sales chart.
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’s Recovery moved up a notch to No. 2 with 81,000 copies falling one slot behind Sara Bareilles’Kaleidoscope Heart which sold 89,500 records. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper’s new album has sold 2,501,400 records to date. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out scenes from Eminem’s 8 Mile below: