There’s Nowt So Queer As Rappers – Snoop Dogg Wants To Be On Coronation Street!July 12, 2010
Life seems to have an inexhaustible well of the strange and the random. Just as well really, as it continues to feed this blog. Here’s one for you. Snoop Dogg, having conquered Glastonbury a couple of weeks ago, apparently wants to make an appearance on Coronation Street.
He’s been a fan for 11 years he says. He could certainly help Betty make her hotpot, or give Norris something to whinge about, but he’s not the first singer or musician to go down the thespian route and certainly not the first rapper.
Ice Cube held his own in Three Kings alongside Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney. His slide into horrible family friendly films is unfortunate, but I’m sure he’ll recover. Ice T was in Law and Order SVU. Queen Latifah has been in several films from Chicago to The Bone Collector and Mo’Nique won an Oscar this year for her performance in Precious. Eminem was the star of 8 Mile, but he was just playing himself, wasn’t he? David Bowie made a decent fist of it in The Man Who Fell To Earth. Steve Van Zandt from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band was a sturdy long player in The Sopranos and Reba McEntire was memorable in Tremors.
So here’s the question? Do you think a singer/musician can become a decent actor? Give examples if you can, whichever side of the fence you’re on. But be kind… there are fragile egos at stake here!