Harold & Kumar star John Cho recently opened up about Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA’s acting abilities and how serious he took his cameo in the new A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas flick.
From being around Cho, the 39 year-old star said RZA is not your average rapper-turned-actor.
“I’m a fan, yeah. And, by the way, I have some advice for you: If you ever get the chance to, spend a night with RZA. It will change your outlook on life. He’s a very interesting and deep thinker, and that’s one of my best memories from set–just sitting with RZA and listening to him talk. We just talked about random stuff, like Christmas and his childhood. He’s one of the most thoughtful guys I’ve ever met. A very complex, poetic individual.” (Complex)
Film producer Eli Roth recently shed light on RZA’s upcoming Man With The Iron Fists kung-fu flick.
It’s really fun. I wrote it with RZA from Wu-Tang. It’s going to be insane. We wrote it together and RZA directed it; he stars in it with Russell Crowe. And one of the producers, the guy I didLast Exorcism with, we’re editing it right now. So it’s really fun,” he explains. “RZA did an amazing job, it’s like he’s had this movie in his head since he was a kid and it all came out. It’s totally insane and I think action fans, Wu fans, and fans in general are going to love it,” he adds. (RumorFix)
The Wu member recently landed a role on Showtime hit television series, “Californication.”
The Showtime comedy has tapped Grammy winning hip-hop pioneer, Wu-Tang Clan leader and occasional actor Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (a.k.a. The RZA) to join the cast in a major recurring role. Diggs — whose acting resume includes roles in Ghost Dog, Due Date and Repo Man — will play a slightly dangerous hip-hop mogul who Hank (David Duchovny) considers writing a movie for. The tentative name of Diggs’ character is Apocalypse. (TV Line)
RZA fans will be able to see him work his acting chops in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, which premieres tomorrow (November 4).
In the spirit of Hollywood’s greatest cinematic duos — Butch and Sundance, Laurel and Hardy, Batman and Robin, Woody and Buzz — there is a solid argument that lovable stoners Harold and Kumar have a place among those greats. With a third film, “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas,” opening this Friday, MTV News caught up with the men behind the duo in question, John Cho and Kal Penn, to find out where they think they rank in the canon of cinema’s best bromances. (MTV)
Check out A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas trailer below: