Some actors, when making the promo rounds, will do everything they can to tease their latest project, offering up what are supposed to be tantalizing hints but too often come off as stonewalling.
Trey Songz, apparently, is not one of those artists.
In a delightful interview with Movieline to promote his role in the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, Songz acknowledges the sad fact that, even in 2012, as a black man starring in a horror film he is almost immediately marked for death. No “You’ll just have to see the movie!” from him, no sir:
When you told your friends you were the first major black character in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, did they immediately say, “You die, right?”
Trey Songz: They wanted to know if I’d die in the credits! In the first ten minutes. It ain’t even a question if I died — it’s how quick. “How fast will it happen?” is what they wanted to know.
Well, that’s certainly refreshing. Also, there is apparently a scene in TCM3D in which Songz’ character can’t hear a murderer in another room because he is listening to a Trey Songz song. Hilarious.
There’s a great scene in the movie where one of your friends is in the next room screaming for help, and you can’t hear him because you’ve got the stereo cranked up and playing, uh, one of your own songs. Rip in the space/time continuum?
“I’m only here for the ladies and the drinks” — I’m going crazy. That’s funny. The beauty of that is this being my first film, a lot of people will relate to this as me being Trey Songz versus me being Ryan throughout the bulk of it. To those people that aren’t really within my world of music, it’ll be a good moment for them to tie that together as well. At the same time, you know, this is Trey Songz in this movie and this is Trey Songz’ song — if my fans go crazy, too, I’ll appreciate that.
Now that’s how you promote a movie. Consider our interest in your film piqued, Songz.