Drake turned down project with Harvey Weinstein
Drake’s been interviewed by The Holliwood Reporter, about his ambitions in films and TV. What came out from his answers left us speechless, as the hip-hop star delcared he was pursued by Weinstein to star and produce The Heist. Well, Drake passed on working with Weinstein weeks before the former The Weinstein Company boss was hit with a string of sexual misconduct allegations.
It was Drake’s longtime manager and business partner, Adel ‘Future’ Nur, who advised the Canadian star against taking on the movie.
“I vetted him (Weinstein) with five people and got bad feedback about working with him,” Nur explained to The Hollywood Reporter. Instead, Drake and Nur have been focused on developing their own TV and film projects, including reviving British drug drama Top Boy for Netflix.
“I’m sure I’ll stop (making music) one day,” he mused of his rap career. “When it starts to feel like I’m making it up. Hopefully I’ll catch it before I ever get there, right? But right now it feels like we just started, so I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. But I do plan on expanding – to take six months or a year to myself and do some great films. Music’s always there.”
“Being a young black guy, I think there’s definitely the chance to get typecast,” he added. “But I also have been pretty adamant about showing range. I try to show it through different outlets, like Saturday Night Live, showing people that I can be funny. When I get back into acting, I want to do things that make people go, ‘Wow, I didn’t expect that.’“