Rapper/actor Common poses with his co-star Queen Latifah at the premiere of movie “Just Wright” on May 4, 2010. Common, who plays the leading role in the romantic comedy, says that his new film is something his 12-year-old daughter Omoye Assata Lynn can watch.
He says, “I’m very enthused about this film because it’s something my daughter can see and love, and my mother and my grandmother. And my guy friends, because the basketball is in there. They can enjoy it, even with the love story.”
And Common is especially glad that this time around, he won’t be playing the “bad guy” as he did in flicks like “Smokin’ Aces” and “Wanted.”
“As my daughter says, ‘Daddy, when are you gonna stop playing the BAD guy?’
“I wanted to break free of the sorts of roles that Hollywood sees me in; you know, the tough guy. I like doing dark roles, but I like playing romantic, and I like playing conflicted characters. This guy gives me all that, and he’s an NBA player. He’s my dream role.”
Just Wright is in theaters on Friday.