Romeo Poses For ‘Rolling Out’
Romeo is showing off his sexiness on the latest issue of Rolling Out Magazine. The 22-year-old rapper/actor spoke on not losing focus, his role on Madea Witness Protection, working with Tyler Perry, how his father helped him maintain a level head, and more. Check out the excerpts below.
On remaining relevant without losing focus or becoming a joke:
“I think a lot of artists don’t understand the concept of change. It’s just like, life because as a kid growing up in the business, I saw my father evolve every few years. Just knowing that everything is going to change with time and nothing stays the same. I remember I used to wear baggy jeans and everybody used to have their throwback jerseys. There’s no way I would wear those kind of clothes now. But just like fashion changes, your body, mind and life change as well.”
On how a role in Madea Witness Protection:
“Well my new movie Madea Witness Protection, is with me, Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy and Tom Arnold. Tyler reached out to me and asked if I wanted to be a part of it, and being from New Orleans … it’s actually like a dream come true being able to work with him. That was somebody I always looked up to, and he reminds me of my father because what my dad did in the music industry, I feel that he’s taking that same formula and doing it in the acting world. So it was definitely a pleasure to do this movie with Tyler Perry, and I’m gonna say this right now, that it’s the funniest Madea movie out. It’s funny and it’s gonna make you laugh and cry, but you’re gonna learn something at the end of the day.”
On working with Tyler Perry:
“I’ve learned that you don’t have to be on set for 50 hours. If you know what you want and you get it, keep moving. Working on set with him I learned that persistence is the key. As long as you know what you want, go get it and keep it going. You don’t have to do 150 takes. I was literally on set for two takes at most. Tyler’s a professional and he loves what he does. I learned from Eugene Levy, who’s been in this business for as long as I’ve been on this planet earth. Both of these guys love waking up in the morning and doing their job. When you have that type of passion with something, it can take you a long way.”
On how his father, Master P helped him maintain a level head:
“He says life has no limits and that’s why he named the label that. The main thing is you’re the richest person on earth if you have your education. That is why I put my career on hold for three years to go to school at USC, and I still only have one more year left until I graduate. If you have your education, anything is possible at the end of the day because nobody can take that away from you.”
For more on Romeo, head over to Rolling Out.
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