Gucci Mane speaks on acting and falling asleep for his sex scene in the film "Spring Breakers."
Yesterday we heard the details of what transpired on the set that day from Korine, and now Gucci Mane has spoken to Vulture about the infamous scene, as well about being in the movie, which also stars James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, and Selena Gomez among others.
Gucci confirms he was knocked out during the sex scene, "Yes, I was knocked out. I was tired. I had a concert down there in St. Petersburg, one of the days I had to shoot a scene. Same time, same night. We started shooting at ten o'clock in the evening until one or two o'clock. I was extremely tired because Harmony would work for almost 48 hours straight, I think. Even though Harmony is a close friend and a great director, he's a hard boss. Make sure you put that in bold letters. [Laughs.]"
Although Korine's explanation of the scene did not explain whether Gucci and his female partner were actually having sex or if it was simulated, Gucci explains, "I tried to have some. [Laughs.] They just wouldn't let me. It was simulated, but, you know, I wish it wasn't."
He also spoke on acting for the first time, and says he'd thought about it before but the right opportunity never arose. "I had given thought to acting, but I never really had a good enough opportunity or a character who made sense and paralleled my life a little bit. I feel like I'm one of the poster boys for a bad guy in a movie. I feel like I'm a good person to play a bad guy in a movie. I can say that. The enemy of the bad guy. The worst of the bad guys, and that's exactly what [Archie] was. That intrigued me."
Finally the Brick Squad rapper spoke on Korine's ability, as well as the actors in the film, to capture the lifestyle of the hood, "I felt like he captured the humor that goes along with that, when you come from the hood or the inner city. In the South, you know how to be creative, you know how to make something out of nothing, you know how to make the most of the situation that just comes with from where we at. You gotta make something out of what you got. Sometimes you almost have to laugh to keep from crying to deal with the pain associated with the hood. And I feel like James Franco — drugs are serious; guns are serious; killing, murdering, shooting, everything is serious — he brought a type of humor to it that does live in the hood."
Check out the full interview with Gucci here. The movie "Spring Breakers" hits theatres everywhere today.