Usher Set to Burn Up the Big Screen
January 13, 2005
the hottest thing in music, and now he's about to bring
his heat to the big screen. That's right, Usher is set
to become a leading man. Our Mark McGrath caught up
with the "Burning" man on the LA set of his
movie, "Dying for Dolly," where he got to
see aÖ different side of Usher.
"Yeah, man, there are a few steamy scenes in this,"
Usher confessed to Mark.
And seeing Usher in steamy action with his sexy co-star,
it's clear he's set to burn up the big screen like he
has the music charts.
But Usher is also getting to flex his acting pecs in
the picture in which he play a bodyguard -- a real change
of pace for somebody's who's known as the nicest guy
in showbiz. So how does he get that tough guy mentality?
Is it just method acting? "Yeah, yeah, method!"
Though he's had bit parts before, this is Usher's first
leading role, and he admitted to finding it a bit daunting
and a little scary: "When there's success associated
with you, you got to have a little pressure, right?"
This year, Usher has had off-the-charts success, and
he's up for eight Grammy awards. "What would winning
a Grammy mean to you," Mark asked, admitting, "Some
of us have never won, or been nominated."
"You know, the first time I ever won a Grammy,
it was the highlight of my life," Usher recalled.
Usher revealed that in 2005 he's hoping to continue
with both music and movies, telling Mark, "I'd
love to act opposite Samuel L. Jackson, I'd love to
act opposite Denzel Washington. Bruce Willis would be
a good look."
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