BEVERLY HILLS—Move over Reggie Jackson there’s a new Mr. October on the scene.
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, who has made just under 10 feature films since making his big-screen debut in “The Wash,” will have two movies bowing on the same day in October. I caught up with Bridges at the recent Television Critics Association press tour where he was promoting his new Green Planet TV show “Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee.”
“It’s important to let you know that both ‘RocknRolla,’ which is the Guy Ritchie movie and ‘Max Payne,’ both come out on Oct. 17,” Bridges said. “Yes, so you can call me Mr. October, that’s my new name! And then the album called ‘Theater of the Mind’ is coming out the Tuesday after that.”
After receiving critical praise for his roles in “Crash,” “Hustle & Flow,” and “Fred Claus,” what gives the ATL-based rapper more pleasure these days—music or movies?
“It’s still a little bit of both,” he said. “I still feel like I’m still a little new to the movie game. I know that sounds crazy but I’ve been doing music my whole entire life. I’m very passionate about music but the challenge for the movies is starting to become addictive. Me taking on different roles, I’m just trying to find out where my limitations are and I’m starting to realize that I have more talent than I even realized I had in the acting game. So, with that being said, it’s like it’s both.”
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