• Jamie Foxx Reveals Diddy Inspired His Daddy Warbucks Role In ‘Annie’

    Comments:  | Leave A Comment

    Jamie Foxx at the DC premiere of White House Down at AMC Georgetown in Washington DC on June 21, 2013. PHOTO BY:SPE Inc. /Kris Connor

    Jamie Foxx at the DC premiere of White House Down at AMC Georgetown in Washington DC on June 21, 2013.
    PHOTO BY: SPE Inc. /Kris Connor


    Jamie Foxx tapes into the persona of one of hip hop’s biggest music moguls for his new role in the revamped version of Annie.

    During a recent interview on “Katie,” the Oscar and Grammy Award winner revealed that Diddy was the biggest inspiration for his Daddy Warbucks-inspired-character named Benjamin ‘Will’ Stacks.

    “I’m a cellular phone mogul. I’m running through the streets of New York, I’m trying to be mayor,” he said. “And to be honest with you, I’m letting the cat out the bag just a little bit, I’m sort of mirroring Puffy a little bit.”

    MUST READ: Jamie Foxx Is Major Eye Candy On The Cover Of ‘Men’s Fitness!’

    MUST READ: PM BUZZ: Is Jamie Foxx Dating Katie Holmes!?; ‘Kelly Pitts’ Is Back In ‘The Game;’ & More

    “You guys are way too young to remember but back-in-the-day, in the 90s, Puff,” he told the audience members before doing his best Sean Combs impersonation. “Everything was ‘Oh, what’s up playboy? How you doing?’”

    “I’m sort of taking a little bit of that from him when it was all about the music, the parties, and the fun,” Foxx said. “And then all of a sudden he has his kids, his beautiful twins and I saw Puff soften. So, I am using that as a little bit of Daddy Warbucks DNA.”

    The new version of the classic Broadway musical, which stars young Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, is slated for a 2014 release. So far, Foxx said filming has been “absolutely amazing.”


    LIKE HelloBeautiful On Facebook!


    RELATED STORIES

    AM BUZZ: Jamie Foxx To Play MLK, Lamar Odum Is Clean, Babyface Gets A Star & More!

    Jamie Foxx Says He Will Stand By Trayvon Martin’s Mother ‘Forever’

    Check Out This Gallery

    Join the Conversation! Share and Discuss!

    Originally seen on http://hellobeautiful.com/

    Tags: »

    • More Related Content

    Comments

    blog comments powered by Disqus
    Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 337 other followers