50 Cent to Appear on BBC Soap Opera
50 Cent has announced his next acting move and it's just as strange as his recent escapade of losing 60 pounds for a role in the upcoming 'Things Fall Apart.' 50 will appear on long-running BBC soap opera 'EastEnders' by request of the show's producers after they heard about the rapper's love of the program.
Curtis will appear in one episode of the program. It's unknown if he will play himself or take on a role as some sort of villainous criminal mastermind, secret lover or absentee father.
"I really wanted Peggy [Mitchell] to throw me out of her pub, but I didn't get it organized quick enough and it's too late now," he joked, referencing the departure of the show's longtime star, Barbara Windsor. "I've performed with Eminem and Justin Timberlake, acted with De Niro and Pacino, had a guest spot on 'The Simpsons' -- in the U.S. a sign that you've made it to the very top, but I can't fulfill my biggest showbiz dream."
Apparently, 50 was introduced to the program by Rio Ferdinand, a defender on the Manchester United soccer team. And while this is certainly an odd project, Curtis is not the first major hip-hop star to hone his acting chops in a soap opera cameo. Snoop Dogg beat him to the punch by appearing on 'One Life to Live' in 2008 and then vying for a role on the Brit soap opera 'Coronation Street' earlier this year, but to no avail.