Chris Brown has a new interview with Prestige Magazine, and he talks about what inspired him to pursue acting and how he finds acting to come ‘naturally’ to him.
He says, “Acting is just something that comes natural. I used to look in the mirror all the time, make funny faces, trying get my face right. Looking at Jim Carrey, looking at a lot of different movies. The key is that you pick up what you see all the time. That’s kind of where I got my Michael Jackson inspiration, my charisma. I did a couple of acting lessons, but when it comes down to it, I learned more from the actors on set, their energy and timing.”
He adds that he has been branching out in the type of acting roles he chooses for a reason, in a conscious decision not to get typecast. He says, “I really want to get into more action and sci-fi because that’s where I do a lot of my own music videos. And seeing as how I do most of my stunts, people get to see my capabilities. For me it’s like, “Hey, whatever movie you’ve got, let’s go!” I really want to be able to pull my weight and when you see the movie – the part when I cry – that you believe me. I really want you to know who the character is and really take that seriously.”
He is also asked about his best acting experience, and he replies, “My best acting experience? I can’t say. Every movie, I’ve learned something, whether it be directing, whether it being editing, even learning the lines. Learning from different people. But I can definitely say one of my favourite movies is the one I just did – Battle of the Year…”