Kendrick Lamar’s Turn As “Laces” On “Power” Was Years In The Making
Written by broebling on August 1, 2018
Kendrick Lamar breaks down his portrayal of the potentially-iconic “Laces.”
Kemp reveals that Kendrick had a few requests upon their initial phone call. Reflecting on his words, Kendrick says “I don’t want to be something that people will predict. I want to be something out of the ordinary, but something I connect to at the same time. Drug abuser! Laces, a hot head, a dude that’s ready to go always on the take. It’s a character I know, just growing up in Compton.”
When Kemp praises his fearless approach to acting, Kendrick admits he applied the same principal he applies in his music. “To always have that open space to evolve,” he says. “The same hundred percent I put in music, I want to put on the screen as well.” It’s safe to say that Kendrick’s turn as Laces was a home run across the board, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him amassing a deeper filmography in the near future.