Laurean D. Robinson, MA June 14, 2017 9:05 PM If you haven’t realized, I am an immense film enthusiast since I was a kid. There’s something about quality cinema that transports the viewer to exotic locales of adventure and marginalized narratives that you never know about if you didn’t buy that movie ticket. There’s something … Continue reading Day One of the 21st Annual American Black Film Festival – LBoogie’s Itinerary Into #ABFF2017
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The life of a budding actor can be a real struggle, heading to audition after audition, not knowing when your big break will come. But that wasn’t the case forTupac, when he got his first major acting role as Bishop in the 1992 classic, Juice.
In a interview with Academy Originals, the film’s writer and director Ernest Dickerson shared how Pac joined the film’s cast. It turns out, Pac didn’t mean to audition at all. He was just there as moral support for his friend, Naughty By Nature’s Treach, who auditioned for the flick. Dickerson, who was looking for young unknown talent, asked Tupac if he wanted to read for the role of Q (which eventually went to Omar Epps). He did well, but when he read for Bishop, that’s when casting knew he was their man.
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