With recent Redman talks of trying to get production rolling for a How High sequel, SOHH spoke with the original film’s actor, Mike Epps, to find out if he would reprise his role as “Baby Powder” if given the opportunity.
Epps told SOHH he was more interested in serious roles which will advance his acting career.
“Yeah, I mean, you know, you know, I’m really, really really trying, no offense to anybody, Redman, Method Man or the project, I’m really trying to move on,” Epps explained. “I’m really trying to get some opportunities where I can really show my acting chops and get some respect. I’m approaching a certain age in my life, you know, some of those roles are kinda like, they’re old for me man. You know what I mean? Those roles are for younger guys that are entering the business now.” (SOHH)
Blaming Universal for not allowing him and Method Man to move forward with their film, Red recently said he is currently on the prowl for a new movie deal.
“Yo, Red and Mef, we coming too,” Reggie Noble promised in an interview. “Thanks everybody for buying the Blackout 2! album and everyone who’s wondering about the How High movie, listen, we’re trying to get a deal for it. Universal is not allowing us to use the name or the characters because of paperwork, right, so y’all know the deal, we gonna work around that. But the most important part, the video will still be marijuana-related, and that is the very important part.” (The Life Files)
Redman previously spoke with SOHH about his issues with Universal.
“As far as Universal, bad move,” Red explained last spring. “Everybody that we promoted the [movie] to, all our fans, we thank you for listening and rooting for us and wondering when the new movie coming out but it’s not our fault. It’s a business move. Universal are not pushing. They’re not opening that money door for us to shoot it. We promoted the sh*t out of that movie. We got the whole world waiting for a How High 2. [They’d] be stupid not to just throw money and say let’s just do it because it’s already promoted. That’s the real deal. It’s business, paperwork, not us.” (SOHH)
Last year, Red announced a follow-up to the cult classic was in the works.
“We shooting How High Part 2. We in the midst of sh*t. We want to represent all the smokers. We coming out for ya’ll. Me and Meth take this marijuana sh*t real deal, real serious. That How High 2, we doing it again. All your favorite characters. I’m coming back in with it baby. (OutThaBoxTV)
Check out Mike Epps’ SOHH interview below: