Wu-Tang: An American Saga is a 10-episode drama that will follow the rise of the legendary rap group, Wu-Tang Clan. In March, news broke that Dave East will be playing Method Man.
Along with East, Julian Elijah Martinez and Sopranos’s star Vinnie Pastore will appear in the project. Meth appeared on GQ’s “Actually Me,” and explained why he chose the Harlem rapper to portray him in the forthcoming docu-series.
“See, this has come up a lot,” Method Man said. “I cannot play myself as young myself, it wouldn’t even look right.”
The Staten Island rapper noted that this role is an opportunity to usher in a new generation of talent to bridge the gap between Hip Hop and Hollywood, which he has done throughout his career.
“I saw it as an opportunity for someone like myself when I first got into it, ’cause there weren’t a lot of people giving you a chance to show that you can do it,” he said. “So when I seen Dave’s name in the pot I was like, ‘yeah he’s just like me. He wants to be an actor, fuck it, give him a shot.’ The question has no validity as far as I go.”