Music mogul Dr. Dre talked about his box office hit Straight Outta Compton movie this weekend and how much of an impact one of its actors had on him.
The Doc called Hollywood newcomer Corey Hawkins, who portrays Dre in the film, a perfect fit.
“I gotta be honest, it freaked me out when I met him. We had a conversation. We went out to dinner at this restaurant over in Hollywood. We sat across the table and he started talking to me and I heard him like, ‘What the is that?’ I’m saying this shit internally. It kinda freaked me out. At the same time, it’s one of the things that let me know he was the perfect guy for the job.” (Beats 1)
Find out what Eazy-E’s daughter told SOHH about the new movie and what she would have added to it on the next page…
This weekend, late N.W.A. member Eazy-E‘s daughter E.B. Wright explained her issues with Straight Outta Compton.
#RP from @balleralert .. Just want to make it clear that I AM IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE MOVIE .. Always have been ! Love ALL of the actors and I'm extremely proud ! If you read ALL of my interviews I constantly speak on how I'm most excited for my generation especially to get knowledgeable with what Eazy-E AND N.W.A. made possible for artist of today and how they influenced not only music but our culture. I simply spoke on a lot of my father's accomplishments that were left out of his story and pivotal moments (such as my dad and dre's beef as well as showing Bone Thugs and playing "Crossroads" after his passing) that would have made Straight Outta Compton an even better film than it already is ! Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and F Gary Gray did a great job in showing my father in the best way they could to their ability ! As far as who DIDN'T and has NEVER kept my father's legacy alive in the right way .. that would be Tomica Woods. But once again .. We'll touch on ALL of these things in my documentary "A Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies" 🎥😎 RIP Eazy E .. Now go out and support @jasonmitchellactor @oshea_jackson_jr @coreyhawkins and the rest of the cast .. They did a phenomenal job ! 👏🏼 #NWA #StraightOuttaCompton
E.B. Wright talked to SOHH this week about her overall support for Straight Outta Compton.
“We were filming it about a year ago and I spent some time on the set, just getting to know Jason Mitchell, who portrays my dad and he really just did a phenomenal job. I couldn’t be more proud and I don’t think there was anyone that could have played my dad better. The overall film is really good. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube and F. Gary Gary, director, they did a really good job. They were really sensitive with the whole story since my dad isn’t alive. His own personal part of the story, they had to sort of build around that so I’m just proud of it. There’s a lot that I feel was left out of his personal storyline but this movie was about N.W.A. as a collective and their brotherhood and how they started and everything they went through.” (SOHH)
It’s the battle of the initials at the weekend box office, with N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton” outperforming “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” “Compton” pulled in $24 million in Friday receipts, putting it on track for a $57 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates. Universal had pegged “Compton” for an opening between $25 million and $29 million, about half the haul it’s now expected to generate. (Variety)