1 Updates
Aloe Blacc challenged by acting

Aloe Blacc challenged by acting

Apr 22 2014, 12:06am CDT | by

Aloe Blacc found acting more challenging than making music. The 'I Need a Dollar' hitmaker is set to star in the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get on Up' and he admits that getting behind the camera...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

23 weeks ago

Aloe Blacc challenged by acting

Apr 22 2014, 12:06am CDT | by

Aloe Blacc found acting more challenging than making music.

The 'I Need a Dollar' hitmaker is set to star in the upcoming James Brown biopic 'Get on Up' and he admits that getting behind the camera didn't come naturally to him.

When asked if he enjoyed making the film, he said: ''It was a really new experience for me. I've never acted in a feature film before and it's challenging. It's a challenging career.

''Music is much more fun, now, but that's because I've spent so many years figuring out how to make music easy and mindless. Acting - I've got some work to do.''

The 35-year-old star, whose real name is Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, was surprised by the lack of control over a project you have as an actor and likened the role of a director to the way in which a musician plays an instrument.

He told BANG Showbiz: ''You're basically an instrument and someone plays you. The writer of the script is playing you, he's stroking your chords. The director is playing you, he's the one smacking the drum and telling you where to go and how to do it.

''You're not in control of the material, you're not in control of the words or the time or the space. All you're in control of is how you deliver it and that is a very difficult thing to do and I commend all of the fine actors that I've had the chance to meet on that set.''

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/28" rel="author">Bang Showbiz</a>
BANG Showbiz is the world's premier entertainment news agency providing the most exciting celebrity news to online, print and broadcast media outlets across the globe.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jeremy Renner and Matt Damon could appear together in Bourne movie
Jeremy Renner and Matt Damon could appear together in Bourne movie
Jeremy Renner has claimed that he and Matt Damon could appear together in a new Bourne film.
 
 
Adam Levine turns stalker for new video
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Singer Adam Levine of band Maroon 5 is seen stalking a girl in the music video for their latest single "Animals".
 
 
Robert Downey Jr. excited about 'little girl'
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr., who is awaiting the birth of his daughter with wife Susan, is confident that the experience will be "great".
 
 
Miley Cyrus shares naked selfie, again
London, Oct 1 (IANS) It seems Singer Miley Cyrus is obsessed with posting naked selfies on the photo-sharing website Instagram. This time she has shared an intimate photograph of herself in the bath.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Chinese ship capsizes near Japan
Osaka, Oct 1 (IANS) A Chinese ship has capsized near Japan, the Chinese consulate general said here Wednesday. Official said five crew members of the ship LURONGYU2859 were rescued, while some nine were still missing...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Modi makes a 'hugely successful journey' to America
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up what he himself called a "hugely successful journey" to the US, winning over everyone, from President Barack Obama down, hardselling India to big...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Modi hard sells India to big US business
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Hard selling India with assurances of a business-friendly environment and a stable and simpler tax regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited top US business to come and invest in India....
Read more on Business Balla
 
Indians finish 4th, 5th in 50km race walk
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) Sandeep Kumar and Basanta Bahadur Rana failed to add to India's medal tally as they finished fourth and fifth in the men's 50km race walk event of the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. Sandeep...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
India's Aarti knocked out in Asiad taekwondo
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Aarti Khakal was ousted in round of 32 of the women's 57kg taekwondo competition of the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. Aarti, 22, lost 8-15 to Kazakhstan's Ganiya Alzak at the Ganghwa...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Afghan capital rocked by explosions
Kabul, Oct 1 (IANS) Two explosions in quick succession went off in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul Wednesday. "The first explosion took place at 6.20 a.m. and it was followed by another blast at 6.32 a.m.," an...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Brazil's Serie A to wait on goalline technology
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 1 (IANS) Brazil's Serie A will not adopt goalline technology until all stadiums are fitted with the necessary equipment, a top official has said. The topic has been the subject of controversy after...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Chelsea beats Sporting 1-0 to go top of Champions League Group G
Lisbon, Oct 1 (IANS) Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon 1-0 at the Alvalade stadium here, to go top of Champions League Group G. Nemanja Matic's 34th minute header from a Fabregas free-kick looped over goalkeeper Rui...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Syrian army bombs kill eight in Aleppo
Beirut, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Four children and a woman were among the eight people killed Tuesday when Syrian government aircraft dropped bombs on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Adam Levine turns stalker for new video
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Singer Adam Levine of band Maroon 5 is seen stalking a girl in the music video for their latest single "Animals". The girl in the video is played by the singer's real life wife Behati...
Read more on Celebrity Balla