Method Man Says He Doesn’t Turn Off ‘Rapper Mode’ in His Acting Career On ‘Colbert’: Watch


After first celebrating the truth that Stephen Colbert’s center identify is Tyrone on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday evening (Jan. 21), Method Man outlined his expertise transitioning from legendary Wu-Tang Clan member to actor.

The 47-year-old admitted that he bought bored with performing exhibits (“It’s like a three-hour Pilates class”), which led to his determination to check out appearing. The rapper moved to Los Angeles, slept on his supervisor’s sofa “for like a month, subsequent to her canine” and began occurring auditions.

“This is the place it will get bizarre,” Method advised Colbert, “as a result of I’m nonetheless in rapper mode. So, I’m occurring audition to be like an FBI man, DEA, one thing like that, however I’ve all my chains on (and) my costly footwear. I assume they couldn’t see the nuance I used to be bringing to the character.”

Colbert then requested if Method Man practices technique appearing. The rapper responded by utilizing his function in Tracy Morgan’s TBS present The Last O.G. for example. The present at present taking over topics resembling gentrification, and Method Man needed to be mad in a single explicit scene.

“Now, how does Method Man put together to be mad for a scene?” he rhetorically requested the viewers. “He Googles himself. This doesn’t work for everyone…in the event you Google your self and you’ve got some type of identify, you’ll discover out issues about your self that you simply by no means even knew about your self. That just about does it.”

Whatever Meth is doing, it’s working. In addition to The Last O.G., he’ll seem within the Samuel L. Jackson movie Shaft due someday this yr. His dedication to remain in rapper mode has come full circle as he co-hosts Drop the Mic on TNT – season three will premiere on Wednesday (Jan. 23).

Watch the clip under the place Meth additionally discusses his love for Wolverine, when he fell in love with hip-hop and refers to Colbert as Tyrone all through.