After first celebrating the fact that Stephen Colbert’s middle name is Tyrone on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night (Jan. 21), Method Man outlined his experience transitioning from legendary Wu-Tang Clan member to actor.
The 47-year-old admitted that he got tired of performing shows (“It’s like a three-hour Pilates class”), which led to his decision to try out acting. The rapper moved to Los Angeles, slept on his manager’s couch “for like a month, next to her dog” and started going on auditions.
“This is where it gets weird,” Method told Colbert, “because I’m still in rapper mode. So, I’m going on audition to be like an FBI guy, DEA, something like that, but I have all my chains on (and) my expensive shoes. I guess they couldn’t see the nuance I was bringing to the character.”