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Method Man On Why Dave East Is Portraying Him In Upcoming Wu-Tang Series: "I Cannot Play Myself As Young Myself"

Method Man On Why Dave East Is Portraying Him In Upcoming Wu-Tang Series: "I Cannot Play Myself As Young Myself"

Method Man On Why Dave East Is Portraying Him In Upcoming Wu-Tang Series: "I Cannot Play Myself As Young Myself"

Source: GQ/YouTube

The Harlem rapper has been chosen to play the Staten Island rapper on a forthcoming Wu-Tang Clan series for Hulu.

Two months ago came news that Dave East was set to play Method Man in a Wu-Tang Clan TV show that will be available on Hulu called Wu-Tang: An American Saga. Now, Meth has discussed why he chose the Harlem rapper to portray him in the series.

READ: “Understanding The Wu-Tang Story Is Understanding An American Story:” ‘Of Mics And Men’ Celebrates The Legacy Of Wu-Tang [Recap]

Appearing on GQ‘s “Actually Me” video series, where he answered real questions on the Internet about himself, as well as Wu-Tang, Meth responded to someone who asked, “How Dave East gon’ play Method Man when Method Man could play Method Man?”

“See, this has come up a lot,” Meth said. “I cannot play myself as young myself, it wouldn’t even look right.”

“I saw it as an opportunity for someone like myself when I first got into it, ’cause there weren’t a lot of people giving you a chance to show that you can do it,” Meth added. “So when I seen Dave’s name in the pot I was like, ‘yeah he’s just like me. He wants to be an actor, fuck it, give him a shot.’ The question has no validity as far as I go.”

Elsewhere in the video, Meth also said that Wu-Tang exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and used the opportunity to express his interest in portraying X-Men character Bishop in a film.

A documentary series on Wu-Tang titled Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men recently made its debut on Showtime.



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