Big Boi has never taken an acting class, but he’s still finding ways to land roles thanks to his upbringing.
“From uncles and aunties, hustlers, pimps and pushers, I’ve sucked up game since a tender age,” he said in a recent interview. “I tried to mimic and absorb how they were. I re-enacted a lot. But it really didn’t hit me until Ving Rhames told my moms, when I did ‘Idlewild,’ that I had acting chops and I should pursue it.”
Big Boi has starred in several films including the OutKast movie “Idlewild,” ”ATL” and “Who’s Your Caddy,” and he’s looking to focus on more television and film projects. The Atlanta-based rapper has already landed a recurring role on BET’s “The Quad” and is in the process of filming his part for “Super Fly,” a remake of the 1970s cult classic.