Rapper and F9 star Chris “Ludacris” Bridges reveals that he was tricked into coming on set hours early every day for 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Fast and Furious star Chris “Ludacris” Bridges revealed how the production tricked him into arriving on set hours early to 2 Fast 2 Furious.
Bridges appeared in the latest episode of Weekly entertainment‘s Binge: The Fast Saga to discuss the second film in the franchise and its return in the next F9. While the 2003 film served as a starting point for his acting career, it explained how being a rapper led the production to take a few things about him negatively.
“One of the best stories I have is that because no one had ever worked with me on the set of a movie, there is this stereotype that rappers acquire, sometimes with good reason. And I remember they called me on set two, three hours before. it’s really supposed to be there, “Bridges said. “And I didn’t realize until after the movie, they thought I was going to be late every day.”
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It wasn’t just that the production assumed Bridges would be late for every shoot, but they also imagined a host of other stereotypical things about him that never turned out to be true. “They thought I’d have an entourage of 50 fucking people with me every day, hanging around the trailer, marijuana smoke everywhere, loud music, messing up the whole damn scene, everything,” Bridge continued. . “I didn’t do any of that, man. I turned professional. I was grateful for the opportunity. So, I was kind of pissed off sitting in my trailer for two or three hours, like, ‘When do we shoot? When is it going to happen? ‘”
Ultimately, Bridges said he only played himself, and the rest is history. While fellow rapper Ja Rule never returned after a small role in the first film, the musicians and 2 Fast 2 Furious stars Tyrese Gibson and Bridges would become staples of the franchise. Bridges even saw his character, Tej, go from running a garage to becoming a tech whiz.
For fans eager to see the movie again on the big screen before F9, all the Fast and Furious movies return to theaters every Friday until the new movie is released. 2 Fast 2 Furious it’s in theaters today.
Directed by Justin Lin, F9 stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron. The film hits theaters on June 25.
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