Antoine Fuqua‘s (Training Day) boxing drama Southpaw is set to open this weekend. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a championship boxer who must prove himself as a father and fight his way back to the top after he loses custody of his daughter in the wake of a personal tragedy. Like you’ve seen in the trailers, images, and clips, Gyllenhaal has transformed himself for the role and absolutely looks the part. Southpaw also stars Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Rachel McAdams,Clare Foley, Miguel Gomez, Victor Ortiz, Rita Ora and Naomie Harris.
At the recent press day I spoke with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson about the film. He talked about his history with boxing, immediately saying yes to the project, how his acting process has changed over time, and also plays “Would You Rather.” Watch what he had to say below.