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Back in May, Common revealed he landed a role in the upcoming film Barbershop 3, alongside Ice Cube, Regina Hall and Cedric the Entertainer. Now, the rapper is detailing his experience with the production.
“I just finished filming Barbershop 3, which I was really excited to be a part of,” Common tells Hip Hop DX Daily. “I hadn’t done a comedy ever. I was part of a movie called Date Night but it’s like coming home, the movie is based in Chicago and it’s being around all these great talented actors and comedians from Ice Cube to Cedric The Entertainer to Eve to Nicki Minaj to Dion Cole and this actor named Lamorne [Morris] and Regina Hall.”
Following his dramatic performance in Selma, Common adds that he enjoyed returning to his hometown for the lighthearted film. “It’s just a great experience working with Malcolm Lee as the director,” he said. “I was excited because the story is also dealing with the Chicago vibe, but Barbershop is a comedy so you get [the best of both worlds].”
Barbershop 3 comes nearly 10 years after 2004’s Barbershop 2: Back in Business.
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