Ice cube clears the air when it comes to rumors of “Friday” actors repeating their roles on the film series.
Over the last two months, both Chris Tucker, who played Ice Cube’s co-star and Faizon Love, has come forward and explained why they decided not to attend the sequel “Next Friday”.
said Tucker last month he did not want to play a character who was a weed smoker, but Love said last week that it had to do with how little he felt he was getting paid for his character Big Worm. Now, fans are coming to defend the actors, urging Cube to do a better job of paying its actors.
One person reposted a story from the Atlanta Black Stars coverage of Love’s statements and wrote: “Yo, it’s crazy how @icecube behaves like he does for the people and has always robbed his own people … Pay them people @FAIZONLOVE @christuckerreal #RipAjjohnson. ”
But Cube – who wrote the script and bought it for New Line, which paid for production costs – retaliated, rejecting claims that he paid anyone less than they deserved. “I did not rob any kind of body. The 1995 Friday movie cost $ 2.3 million to make. Shot it in 20 days. Fazion worked 1 day, maybe 2. All the actors got paid scale to make the movie. They could have simply said.” No “, but they did not. So miss me with that shit …”
He also approached Tucker, who did not participate in future “Friday” movies.
“We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $ 10-12 million to do next Friday, but he turned us down for religious reasons. He did not want to pour or smoke cannabis on camera anymore.”
In an interview with Comedy Hype, Love explained that he had only been paid $ 2,500 for his role. To repeat his role in “Next Friday,” he said he was offered. $ 5,000, but that was not enough for him. Love reveals, however, that if they make one last film for “Friday,” he would not reject it this time around.
“Now, if I do it again, they’re talking about last Friday, so, oh yeah, I’m in. Do you have one last check?” said Love. “If Cube said, ‘Faizon, there is no money. I need you to do this. ‘ I would have to do it at GP because that was the character that brought me heavily into the game. “
In January, Tucker spoke with Shannon Sharpe about his “Shay Shay” series, saying he was paid about $ 10,000, but explained that they had a tight budget. He also said that money was not the most important thing in his mind after all. He explained: “I did not care. I wanted the opportunity.”
So when another fan responded to Cube’s tweet and said, “I thought I heard Chris Tucker hold up over money,” he also decided to clarify that. The 52-year-old said: “We were ready to pay Chris Tucker $ 10-12 million to do next Friday, but he turned us down for religious reasons. He did not want to pour or smoke cannabis on camera anymore.”
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