Rapper/actor T.I. recently discussed putting together his upcoming Takers film and the sacrifices he had to make in order to help bring its production to a successful close.
T.I. said sleep was one of the most common sacrifices he made during the movie’s filming.
“I did assist with the producing…I lost sleep to say the least,” he added about juggling all of his professional and personal obligations while “Takers” was in production. “I increased my responsibilities and just basically sacrificed my time. Just sacrificed in every way possible whenever necessary.” (MTV)
Another sacrifice T.I. recently had to make was delaying his upcoming King Uncaged album to focus on the film.
“I pushed the album back so I can completely focus my attention to the rollout and release of this film Takers,” he said. “I feel it wouldn’t be fair to the film or the album if I was splitting my attention span amongst the two, so I hit pause on the album to completely focus my attention to rolling out this here film. And once we prayerfully debut No. 1–25-plus, 20-plus million–then after those bottles have been popped and that celebration [is] underway, I will completely resubmerge myself back into the music, fully on album mode.” (Rap-Up)
Details on Tip’s character from the forthcoming film recently hit the Internet.
T.I. is treacherous. He’s cold, he’s calculating and he’s out for millions. As the character Ghost in the upcoming film “Takers,” the beloved King of the South is all of the above, but he also sneaks in a few hysterical one-liners. It’s these multifaceted aspects that lured him to his role in the film. (IMDb)
While prepping the release of Takers, Tip recently talked about what acting lessons he learned alongside the film’s co-star Idris Elba.
And whilst working on the movie T.I. admits that he learnt a lot whilst working alongside The Wire actor Idris Elba. “Idris is a phenomenal talent, an outstanding man. I learned a lot from his methods of acting and we hit it off personally as well as professionally. “Everybody was humbled. Everybody was down to earth. I loved working with Idris as well as the rest of the crew.” (Female First)
Takers is set to drop Friday, August 27th.
Check out a trailer for Takers down below: