Tupac's Co-star Sings His Praises
Jan. 31 [16:00 EST] -- Tim Roth, Tupac Shakur's co-star in
"Gridlock'd," reportedly heralds the late rapper's
acting skills, saying that their film "would have been a
good launch pad" for Tupac.
Roth ("Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir
Dogs") told reporters that Tupac was "was very keen
to do this film," which is a dark comedy about two
heroin addicts who get caught in the vast mechanisms of
"He saw the role was very different from what was
expected of him," Roth told reporters.
It may have changed things for him. I'd like to think that
it would have, but that's hindsight."
Roth told Reuters that he knew absolutely nothing about
Tupac before the two began work on the film, and that's the
way Tuapc wanted it.
Roth said that Tupac warned him, "Don't see any of my
films. Don't look at my videos, don't listen to the music.
That's all hype. That's all performance. I'd just like to
meet you and talk about the characters."
"Gridlock'd" opened Wednesday at theaters