The Ru Report caught up with ‘8 Mile’ star Mekhi Phifer and asked him how he ended up on the box office smash. “When I first heard about it, I wasn’t that interested,” he admits. “I never heard of Eminem expressing interest in doing films. I thought maybe he was doing the movie because of his popularity and I didn’t want to be a part of that. I didn’t want to be a part of something that just because he’s a rapper and he sold X amount of millions of records that he’s doing a movie. It’s going to be his movie, he’s going to have to carry the movie so I had to be in something that’s going to be remembered and appreciated, so I wanted to make sure that was going to happen. But I went down there, met him, we read together, we talked and I just had love for him. I felt his passion.”
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