With the Entourage movie scheduled for release in theaters this week, rapper/actorKid Cudi took time to speak on his role in the film. In a video interview obtained byComplex, Cudi revealed that he plays the role of Allen, Ari Gold’s new assistant.
The musician, who has starred in a number of films in the past several years, explained that he was hoping for a role that didn’t consist of him playing a character similar to himself.
“The character I play, his name is Allen,” Kid Cudi said. “And he is Ari Gold’s newest assistant after Lloyd. And there’s a lot of pressure on him. Those are big shoes to fill. And I think it’s fun to see the nervousness. See someone that you can’t always bite back at Ari. He kinda has to take the brunt of everything. And it’s cool. Cause this guy just really wants to be the next Ari Gold. So, he’s like watching and just wants to do everything perfect. It’s dope for me to play a character like that. I didn’t want to play myself. I really wanted to try to give people another—a different type of character. A different type of persona of me every time I do movies. So, this is dope.”
Kid Cudi later spoke on the popularity of “Entourage,” which first aired as a television series on HBO in 2004.
“The show is so popular in those worlds because it’s true to those worlds as far as the lifestyle,” he said. “Me coming from music I definitely had my Vincent Chase moment for a couple of years…Even people that haven’t experienced that lifestyle. It’s still kinda like you can watch this show and fantasize about it.”
Entourage is scheduled to open in theaters on June 3.