Eminem definitely proved his acting capabilities as B-Rabbit in 8-Mile, but this transition was not one he take credit for all by himself.
In an MTV News interview with Sway, Em stated: “I think Ice Cube said this one time; I think I heard him say this one time. If you can rap, if you can perform to the camera for singing and videos, it should be a pretty, fairly natural transition. I felt like having heard him say that was like, ‘Oh, this may be fairly easy’ — and it wasn’t.”
Eminem had a hard time changing it up. “You may be used to performing to the camera, but it’s a whole different ball game when the music is off and you have lines that you need to say.”
All this talk about the silver screen, it’d be nice to see Em take on another role. However in the meantime, he is working with Royce 5’9″ on their joint Bad Meets Evil EP, Hell: The Sequel.