Penny For Your Thoughts With … COMMON

PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS… WITH COMMON
Actor/rapper Common, star of this weekend’s WANTED. Presented by Electronic Urban Report.

The sci-fi, full throttle, adrenaline-laced action flick “Wanted” opens in theaters this weekend, telling the story of an apathetic regular Joe who’s recruited into a secret society of assassins, headed by their wise leader Sloan (Morgan Freeman) and co-piloted by a femme fatale named Fox (Angelina Jolie).

Adding complement to an already dazzling cast, hip hop legend Common cuts his teeth on another action film, as Gunsmith - a strong silent type.

In addition to having a stellar cast of big names, the film was shot in Common’s hometown of Chicago. However, the rapper told EUR’s Lee Bailey and other reporters that neither his costars nor his homecoming were the main real attraction to doing the film.

“I read the script and knew that this was something fresh and new,” he said of what drew him to the part. “I want to be a part of things that are groundbreaking, things that feel new and feel like they can become something that’s classic.”

It was only after reading through the script that the rapper/actor found out that he’d be surrounded on the set with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy. “Those are all actors that I really love. I was like, ‘I want to be a part of it,’” he said.

Modest, Common said that though his part had few words, he was quite honored to be in the cast. He explained that he understands that a career grounded on small significant roles is a good basis for longevity in Hollywood

“I am a new actor and I know I have to take things in steps,” he said. “I knew my role didn’t have a lot of lines to say, but I feel you’ve got to be the best with the role that you’re given and be present regardless and bring what you can to that role. You’ve got to be humble enough to take on certain roles at certain times and know that you’ll have opportunities to have leads in movies as you keep taking these steps.”

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