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Christopher C.J. Wallace, the son of Christoper “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace and Faith Evans has revealed that he didn’t want to play his father in his biopic…at first.

C.J told  AOL’s BVX that it was his grandmother, Voletta Wallace who encouraged him to do so saying:

“Acting just came randomly. I wasn’t even into it at first. When I did ‘Notorious,’ my grandma, Ms. [Voletta] Wallace, she told me that I should come in and read for the part as my father. Honestly, I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to do it because it seemed so likely for me to do it, like Biggie’s son is going to play Biggie. After I had my acting coach and really read through it, I started to find out things that I didn’t know about him. Then I took more of an interest into it. It was actually fun, going out to New York, living like him, going into his old apartment, doing what he did. It was cool.”

via Hip Hop Wired

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