50 Cent Talks Boxing Connections & Role in 'Southpaw': Exclusive

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Forest Whitaker; Jake Gyllenhaal and Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent in "Southpaw."

If you missed 50 Cent's turn in this summer's Jake Gyllenhaal movie Southpaw, the film is out on DVD later this month -- so now is your chance to check out a different side of 50, a.k.a Curtis Jackson.

"It was exciting to be able to play because I have perspective on the actual world of boxing just because I have personal relationships with Floyd Mayweather and other top boxers in the sport,” 50 Cent explains in the below exclusive behind-the-scenes clip. 

In the film, which centers on a Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion (Gyllenhaal) and his fight back to the top after a tragedy, 50 Cent plays his lifelong manager, who leaves him behind and operates in "shades of grey."

Check out what Rachel McAdams and more had to say about working with Jackson.


Southpaw will be available on DVD and On Demand beginning Oct. 27.