Page Kennedy Talks Creative "ADD" Ahead Of the New Film "Meg"
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Los Angeles, CA – Page Kennedy is a man of many talents. He is an actor, rapper, and — some say — stand-up comedian. Those who have seen your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts can attest to that.
Of roles in the television series Weeds and Blue Mountain State to movies like S. W. A. T. and See Dick Run, his IMDb profile is in constant growth. His next film, The Meg, stars Jason Statham and Rainn Wilson, and hits theaters on Friday (August 10). Arrives on the same day that the native of Detroit drops their second album, the Same Page of the History is Different.
"I have creative ADD," Kennedy says HipHopDX. "I'm constantly trying to create. It is just a part of who I am. I do my music when I'm inspired, and I knock. It's crazy because I've been putting out many projects of this last two years. The action has really taken a back seat to the music recently.
"I did a Super Bowl ad for Mcdonald's this year. I made a program TV is now on Netflix called unresolved. I put the Straight Bars 2 mixtape. I have The Meg to come and my second album, in addition to still create funny videos on the internet."
Kennedy, who plays a DJ Meg, truly embraced his role, but admits that he was not of Warner Bros' initial preference.
"It's funny because I saw Rainn [Wilson] on my first audition, and that is relevant because two years before, star in a TV show together. The curious thing about this part was neither one of us is WB first option. I'm talking about the rappers/actors that tried to get more of me in one of my new songs.
"But it was three months of waiting. I had two auditions for this and a long waiting game. But to shout to be sloppy seconds [laughs]."
With the paper secured, Kennedy realized that he could really identify with DJ.
"He is the voice of the audience," he explains. "The way that he thinks is going to be the same way to all the public thinks. The rest of the characters want to be heroes. Don't even think