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