Game Makes "Peace" Offering To 50 Cent, Compares Jay-Z To Usain Bolt, & Defends Frank Ocean's Manhood

Exclusive: Chuck Taylor reveals his religious convo with Lecrae and compares Jay-Z to the fastest man on earth and Frank Ocean's coming out to "David taking down Goliath."

Indifference is the true opposite of love, not hate.  

It’s a life lesson we all eventually learn: that to hate your detractors is just continuing to show how much you in fact still care what they think of you – that you feel compelled to convince them of your position; of how you were wronged; of why they should feel bad about what they did to you, and why you are justified in striking back at them with an eye-for-an-eye vengeance.

Haters are in fact often just displaced supporters; angry about some violation or another they believe was committed by someone they at one time were actually drawn to. And usually the most effective way to neutralize ones love-turned-hate-filled critics is to not engage them; to not give validity to their oftentimes aimless grievances. But no matter how much he may want to wave off the various criticisms coming at him, the most valuable asset to West Coast Hip Hop over the last decade, Game, can’t seem to stop himself from sniping back at anyone about seemingly anything.

There’s something honorable about that kind of unfiltered emotion: the honesty, the passion, the sincerity, the truth-telling that floods out from someone when inhibitions have dissolved and an almost drunken candor is the only thing left. But there’s simultaneously something unseemly about a 33-year-old man who can’t seem to muster up any more self-control than a tantrum-throwing toddler when he interacts with those around him (as documented on his recent reality show, Marrying the Game, when his wife-to-be cites their five-year-old son as having more maturity than her husband.) Whether in front of VH1 cameras or TMZ paparazzi, (or even his own iPhone), the man born Jayceon Taylor either can’t or won’t compose himself the way most men discover they must in order to protect themselves from more imposing threats and to project a feeling of protection to their more vulnerable loved ones.  

So in a stern tone; respectful but brutishly blunt, the new co-CEO of Rolex Records (along with fellow former Aftermath Entertainment signee Stat Quo) spoke with the same seething need to fight fire with fire during his latest sure-to-be headline making conversation with HipHopDX that he does in almost all of his ire-filled interviews. Slightly more managed during his discussion with DX than some of his more recent 40 Glocc mocking, Shyne mimicking media excursions, but still simmering with audible detest for the faceless folks commenting on his latest video or about the tawdry tone of some of the selections on his just-released fifth album, (the religious verbiage filled, but strangely still largely religion-less), Jesus Piece, Game remained unrepentantly unflinching. As always, he is honest, sincere and impassioned, but for better or worse still stubbornly lost as to the value of indifference.

HipHopDX: I just wanna start off by noting that “Ali Bomaye” track is fuckin’ nuts. You’re neck-and-neck right now with Big Boi’s “In The A” for workout track of the year. 

Game: Yeah, I appreciate it, man. “Ali Bomaye,” it’s a good track, and having the homie [Rick] Ross and 2 Chainz on there just made it that much more classic. I appreciate all the love that y’all giving me on that, and just all the love that y’all give me in general; y’all always been way, way too supportive in the past.

Game Discusses Religious Background & Controversies Of Jesus Piece

DX: No problem. Now, enough with the pleasantries, let’s shift into the official grilling. [Laughs] First, I just want you to respond to one of HipHopDX’s commenters to the posting of your “Holy Water” video on the site; poster “Fresh,” who wrote simply, “This is blasphemy, yo.”

Game: I mean, that’s probably coming from a nigga who probably don’t even go to church or don’t read The Bible, so … In fact, if he even spelled blasphemy right I’ll give him $5. But, other than that, I ain’t got time to be stopping for nobody that – Now if it came from the Pope, I might take [that criticism to heart], but I ain’t worried about nobody whose faith probably ain’t even restored in themselves.

DX: Can the kind of materialism and misogyny in “Holy Water” really gel with your newfound faith though? Can a recently baptized Christian such as yourself succeed at trying to live a Christ-like life while still indulging in earthly pleasures such as the strip club, like you do in the “I Remember” video?

Game: You can do whatever you want. You wake up, you brush your teeth and wash you face on your own; I don’t see why you can’t be religious and still do the things that make you happy in your everyday life.

That’s just who I am. I’m not afraid of anything that I say or do, and I’m never gonna back down, and I don’t live with regret. So, if I do it, I do it, I’ve done it, and I’ll do it again; it’s just who I am.

DX: Just out of curiosity, has anyone from your church, City of Refuge, said anything to you yet about the Jesus Piece artwork or the content of the joints from the album that have surfaced so far?

Game: People actually like the concept. And I think that more so than them thinking it’s negative, it’s me bringing Hip Hop culture in touch a little bit more with Jesus themselves. Just by mentioning it, I got more people saying “Jesus” and “Jesus piece” in Hip Hop than ever before. So, I’m doing my duty as an individual.

DX: Now, on the Gospel-infused, Jake One produced gem, “Hallelujah,” you break down the hypocrisy that exists in not only your own thinking but in the thoughts and actions of your fellow congregation members, up to and including the pastor. You said something at the end of your first verse that caught my attention: “I wanna live righteous and you know I love Jesus/But you can’t catch the Holy Ghost in a Prius.” Why not; why can’t you catch the Holy Ghost in a modestly priced hybrid car?

Game: That was kind of a metaphor. Number one, a Prius is an economy car, and if you’re in what we call a “Holy Ghost,” that’s of course a Rolls Royce, the “Ghost,” right? So that was one metaphor: if you’re in a Prius you definitely ain’t catching me in this Ghost that I got. And, again, being in a Prius, it’s a small car so you can’t really catch [the “Ghost”], ya dig?

If I say it, it’s gonna have some meaning, man.

DX: Yeah, I didn’t catch that at first. Do you subscribe to Prosperity Theology though; the doctrine that says financial blessing comes to those that are faithful?

Game: I just believe in Jesus, man. And I understand the process of donating and offerings and tithes and all of that, and I’m down with it. Whenever I can give, or whenever I can remember to pack my pocket full of cash, I’m gonna put it in the collection plate or in the envelope and send it on its way. At the end of the day, whether it does anything or not, it makes me feel good. And of course the church don’t charge anybody for membership or charge anybody to get in, but at the same time the lights gotta be kept on and there’s programs for kids and the choir and all of that stuff gotta be paid for. So I’m just doing my part. 

DX: Keeping it all the way one hundred with the HipHopDX readership; did you honestly set out to document a religious awakening with this album?          

Game: You know what it was, man? It was more about me trying to find my own balance in life, with religion and the streets and family and music. And so, that’s just all it is. But, it’s not like a Pastor Ma$e album or a Christian album or nothing like that; it’s just Hip Hop. And as I’m on my journey to becoming a better person overall - a better Rap artist, better father, better family member, better friend – I just wanna carry people with me and try one by one to infuse their minds with more positive thoughts than negative.

DX: Do you think Game supporters would embrace you getting your Lecrae on for a whole album? Or is “Hallelujah” as far as you feel you can go?

Game: I wouldn’t even call it ["getting my Lecrae on]." Lecrae texted me the other day out of the blue – I don’t even know where he got my number from. I know of him, just never met him. And, he was sort of concerned with the way that some of the lyrics were coming across, and the portrayal of Jesus on the cover. But, after we finished having an in-depth text conversation; I explained my vision and what I was doing, and at the end of the text we didn’t necessarily agree but I told him good luck on his path and he wished me good luck on mine.

DX: Well, I’m glad you kept some of the less sanctified stuff on the album, like “Celebration.” The remix of that joint shoulda been included as a bonus track in my opinion so everyone would be sure to hear Krayzie Bone remind folks that he ain’t lost a step. What was it like getting murdered on your own remix track like that? [Laughs]

Game: Oh man, that’s [Bone Thugs-N-Harmony], and if it wasn’t no me on that it wouldn’t be no them, so … It was dope, man. I really am a huge fan and supporter of Bone Thugs-B-Harmony. Number one, they’re the biggest four or five member group of all time in Hip Hop. And selling albums too; over 20 million sold with them. Not only that, they’re good guys, and they can Rap, and the whole Compton/Eazy-E [connection] and all of that. So, I’m just proud that I can be able to be a part of keeping the Bone legacy alive.

DX: You were in a ’95 state of mind a bit on the new album, first sampling “1st Of The Month” for “Celebration” and then D’Angelo’s “Lady” for “All That.” You don’t got like a joint with you rocking over a flip of Das Efx’s “Real Hip Hop” with Adina Howard on the chorus in the stash do you? [Laughs]

Game: Nah man, I ain’t got none of that. But, if I think it, it’s gonna come to life. And that’s just pretty much what happened with those two tracks. Those are two tracks that were big when they were out in that time, and I was a fan of ‘em. One Rap, one R&B. It was dope that I got a chance to sample ‘em, and even for them to be cleared. So shout-out to Raphael Saadiq and D’Angelo, and of course Tomica Wright and Ruthless [Records] for clearing the Bone shit.

I’m appreciative, man. I just wanna rap and make good music and take care of my family and please my fans. That’s all I’m concerned with these days.

DX: I don’t know how I came across this information, but I thought you might be interested to know one of the shining stars of 1995, and fellow South Central native, Montell Jordan, is a born again Christian now.

Game: Yeah, congratulations to Montell Jordan and his whole quest. I’m probably not as far as he is or nothing like that; I just go to church for the Word, man. I’m not like holier-than-thou, or about to become an ordained minister. I still smoke chronic on the daily, walk in the strip clubs if I can catch one. That’s just who I am. But I still make sure that I go hear the pastor speak and get the Word. ‘Cause it just helps cleanse my mind, and helps me out [with] my daily balance.

DX: I just gotta ask, I mean, do you think in hindsight that maybe following out this concept album, that it may confuse people that think that you are going down a road that like you said - ?

Game: I’m not worried about what people are confused about. I’m just here to make the music that I wanna make. And I got fans that’ll appreciate it no matter what it is. And, if they get confused, then be forever fuckin’ confused. I don’t really give like two fucks about it that much. Like, I’m not into trying to change everybody’s view or opinions or minds about everything; I’m just here to make music, take care of my family, please my fans. And if you got fans out there that aren’t pleased, fuck ‘em. I ain’t got time for that shit.

Game Supports Frank Ocean's Coming Out

DX: Switching gears here, into the unfortunately more salacious part of our Q&A, you know I gotta ask you about your Frank Ocean line on “Freedom.” What motivated you to declare that “Frank Ocean more of a man than you niggas, get up off that gay shit”?

Game: Number one is that Frank Ocean came out and said he was gay, which was a big feat for him and it took a really strong individual to do that, especially in the position that he is in. And being a celebrity and with all the backlash that we get for small things, that was something that was like David taking down Goliath. So, I was saying that even Frank Ocean doing that is more of a man than niggas who aren’t a part of the gay community, who just act like bitches on a daily basis. So it was more so giving Frank props for being strong, and just using that situation to compare it to muthafuckas who act like girls in this industry.

DX: Now, I wish we could just have an undiluted music discussion, but I had to ask you about that quote to ensure this piece has an eye-grabbing headline that even muthafuckas who hate Game will click on.

Game: Of course.

DX: It’s the name of the online publishing biz these days to drive traffic, which you seem to understand maybe better than any other emcee out there.

Game: You know I got it, all day.

DX: So let me once again be forthright and just ask you straight-up if you say some of the stuff you do in the booth and in interviews for the sole purpose of keeping those tantalizing Game headlines coming? 

Game: Everybody always thinks that there’s a method to my madness and I got all these super-explanations and reasons for [what I say and do], but some things just happen the way that they happen. When it comes to like scrutiny and just being picked apart, and fans having differences with my words or my actions, I don’t really get into that. I don’t have any explanation for most of the shit I do.

I just do it, like you did when you woke up, except you’re not a celebrity so you don’t have to explain it to anybody, or you’re not expected to explain it. But, I just do what everybody else does, man. We all out here living; you put on the shoes you wanna put on, you make love to the woman you wanna make love to, you tell your kids to do or don’t do things – and your  kids even have their own individuality. So that’s just how it is, man. It’s just the human cycle of everyday life is what I’m living out here.

DX: You mentioned your kids; it’s none of my business about your kids but I just felt curious to ask, do you have in hindsight any regrets about letting the cameras in from VH1 to film your kids?

Game: Not at all. My kids aren’t displayed in any negative light. They actually had a real fun time. They’re really cute and adorable, once I watched a few shows. And, they’re doing good; they’re loving it, their newfound celebrity. [Laughs] They’ve got Instagram’s; all three of ‘em. And they think it’s cool. So I don’t have any regrets. I think that I’ve always done a good job of opening my life and displaying my love for my children. You’ve seen ‘em on album covers and pictures. Even before Instagram and all that came out, I was making sure my kids played a vital role in the motivation or to fuel my fire as far as the early stages of my career is concerned. So I don’t have any regrets, man. My kids are in good straits; they love it, they have fun, and my family’s all for it and I’m happy.

Game Explains Possible Reconciliation With 50 Cent

DX: Now, you know I gotta swing back to some of the other headlines you’ve been making of late. I mean, I don’t even know the question to ask after eight years; I just say the name 50 Cent and it’s like … I don’t even know what the question is at this point.

Game: You know what the question is, number one it’s will we ever reconcile? Who knows. I think 50 [Cent’s] got a bigger ego than me. I never hold grudges. I was over that beef pretty much right after it happened; I just kept it going because I could rap and it was pissing me off, and so I did that. But, peace to him on his journey and his endeavors; what he’s doing and everything.  

And, as far as some of the other things, the 40 Glocc or the 211 [situations], I don’t really have security so I’m always running into these cats that wanna test me, and one by one they learn a valuable lesson. Like I said, again, I don’t wake up and brush my teeth and walk outside the door looking for trouble or drama, trying to start a fight. I mostly end up defending myself, like I did against G-Unit, like I did with 40 [Glocc] calling me out and calling my kids out and saying when he see me he was gonna do this and that. So, you know, these people gotta be exposed sometimes, man.

What people don’t realize or don’t see or don’t hear about is the eight, nine out of 10 times that I walk away from situations where I could really impose harm on somebody trying to pose a threat to me. So, I mean, it is what it is. Man, I’m out here and I’m living; I ain’t no different than you, bruh, or nobody else.

DX: Now, “Blood Of Christ,” I think it’s like a bonus track on the album if I’m not mistaken. And, it’s pretty intense; beyond even just a diss track, or whatever you wanna label it, it’s a dope-ass song. But I just have to ask – Like you just talked about, walking away from fights; why can’t you just take the Jay-Z route of devaluing your detractors by not addressing them?

Game: ‘Cause I’m not Jay-Z, simple. And why won’t Jay-Z take the Game route? Ask him that. It’s just, he’s an individual, I’m an individual; we’re two totally different guys. The only thing we might have in common is maybe being Sagittarius’; I think he’s one. But, I just say what I wanna say, man. And, if I gotta pay for it later, then I will. I understand what I’m doing when I make these songs and when I say these words, and any repercussion I’m 100% ready for.

“Blood Of Christ” is a dope song. I got really drunk one night in the studio and just – a drunk mouth is a sober mind and that’s what came out.

DX: I just skimmed through the recent interview you gave to Vibe about why you believe Jay respects you as a lyricist, and how you believe he responds to you subliminally to kind of show that respect. But I gotta ask; why is it still so important to you to address somebody who doesn’t seem to be addressing you - either in a more flattering way, or as “Uncle Otis”?

Game: ‘Cause this is Hip Hop. And it’s similar to anything where you have more than one person trying to be number one. You’ve got Usain Bolt running races at world class speed and winning all these races. And you got guys under him that may just wanna compete; it ain’t about really tripping him in a race, sticking your foot out and making him fall, it’s about training and really coming at him and dethroning him and being the fastest man on the earth - or the best rapper on the earth. If Jay-Z is Usain Bolt, then I’m the next guy in line. Or at least I feel in my heart I wanna challenge that; you wanna challenge that throne.

So it ain’t nothing but competition. With me and Jay, it was never personal; it was just me seeing a guy that was really great that I was a fan of, and now I exist in Hip Hop with him and I wanna take a shot. I wanna see what it do and see if he’ll respond. Three or four times he has responded. And, it didn’t matter to what level or degree he did respond, it was just important to me that he responded; that he heard me and that it was dope. ‘Cause I remember listening to Jay-Z when I was just selling drugs, not even knowing how to rap at all. So to even know that Jay-Z is listening to me, and certain things are getting to him a little bit where he does have a mediocre response – or whatever response it is – is great to me.

DX: And the obvious follow up, and final question I have for you, since you’re now less than five years away, is it still gag-inducing to think about being a 38-year-old rapper [like you noted on “One Blood”]?

Game: You know what? Five years is a long time; five years ago from now I just had my second album out, so we’ll see what happens in five years. I’ll just wait five years for you to ask me that same question when I turn 38. We’ll see. But that’s a very long time from now.

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146 Comments

  • Stacie Gardner

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  • mc lADEN

    That's Game for you got lot of respect for this nigga right there since from the documentary up to jesus piece "let the worl know the west is riding again"....... All time gangster shit!!! #big fan....

  • izzy

    Screw you all G-Unit fan. Game is a way better rapper than all of them.

  • SOS

    Maybe I understood it wrong, but did Game just say without him there will be no You got that backwards homie. Check ya timeline.

  • Frank Wonder

    Didn't this fool just diss 50?! smh

  • Anonymous

    Game don't sound smart. No reasoning came from his side. And he always says shit and apologizes later. SMH. Follow @primetimenewz

  • raidful

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  • Mack

    Hey Paul I fucks wit you on this article cause you kept it 100 for those dummies that cant read between the lines ie. know media tactics etc.. And Game I fuck wit you cause I can understand what you mean although I'm sure there will be some that will scrutinize your words and find fault...you said it best I'm just like you ie. Human. But shit still rolls downhill

  • Nick T

    Problem with us black people is that we don't have vision, long term investment rather we think for now...we animals...just consume now and for tomorrow we'll cross the bridge when we get there rather than signing 2 Chainz, Chief Keef, Soulja Boy's and all the wack ass non lyrical mc's people like Dr Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Good Music and Def Jam should be investing in lyrical mc's especially the veterans Its not that can't sell records, as smart marketing team could sell a bucket of water to an ocean if Good Music or Def Jam were to invest in lyrical veterans like Jadakiss, AZ, Pharoah Monch, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Canibus, Chino XL, Ras Kass, Killah Priest, Masta Ace, Last Emperor, and Scarface (well Def did once, and proved to be success) they'll take hip hop to a higher level of respect and viewed as an English language representation gunning for longevity. Any of these mentioned artist can sell millions if were to be put behind good beats by your Kanye, Dr Dre, Alchemist, No ID, Justice League, Focus, Pharell, Jay Electronica and others with the right marketing budget they could dominate airwaves same way as your 2 Chainz, Chief Keef and Rick Ross...they got the lyrics, and all they need is to be paired up with dope beats and there we have Hip Hop the Poet not the current Hip Hop the Whore that every Tom Dick and Harry is pimping rappers like AZ, Last Emperor are ill with the flow, too damn ill so why ain't they getting invested on instead of 2 Chainz? Coz black business men don't think they still chess pawns and white men still king control them with his vision of profit 1st art none The internet is a blessing coz then you get see response from fans instantly than before it was where it is today. yesterday we were just writing fanmail, calling radio station but today we can give feedback instantly when we don't feel an artist or a song or album. When we react negatively its not hate, but it trully how a person feels...if you don't like a song you don't like why you gotta be labelled a hater??? A smart business man is the one that will invest in lyricist coz they last longer than the none lyrical niggaz hence Nas, Lupe, Eminem and Jay Z are still around and still make a buzz whenever they working on album its coz people are looking forward to great lyricism. Rick Ross is just hot now but won't last forever as Nas, Jay Z and Em have. He is just enjoying his 15 mins of fame same way Master P, P Diddy, and 50 Cent did in their prime but no longevity coz they don't posses the basics (lyricism) We tolerate Nas or Lupe whenever they come wack coz we still believe they can come thru correct the next time around coz they posses the basics which is lyricism but as soon as Rick Ross flops one album, he's done ain't no coming back!!!!!!

    • Truth

      50 Cent has a new album coming out February 26 dick fuck! SKI will shit on Ross and his whole catalog like GRODT did.

  • The One

    I don't know why I still find myself listening to your music but I do. What level of hypocrisy is going from telling a female that you're "there for her, and you respect her" on one track (Pray ft J Cole) to "I'm gonna crucify that p*ssy, b*tch this b*tch that" (Church ft Trey Songz) I'm talking the very NEXT song? C'mon man, be real to yourself if you're a misogynist then like Kev Hart says on one of YOUR tracks "be who you think you are man, don't mix that sh*t up". I'm not even gonna touch on the garbage you're talking about "bringing hip hop closer to Jesus". Don't be a hypocrite. One

  • maad mar

    https://soundcloud.com/eli-lamar/fully-loaded i got bars for days.. im the next cassidy.. 2013 turn up

  • george w bush

    wack ass nigga

  • Anonymous

    LOL-This clown acts more like a girl than any other rapper out there, talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

  • Anonymous

    When the fuck you gonna come out Gaym oh lest we forget you've already done that that by mentioning a certain N.Y rapper who's married to a famous singer in ever other fucking lines or interviews. 40 wocc is just lame, 211 et al. cuz they're chumps, challenge Bumpy knuckles or Sean Price for that matter.

  • flashywordz

    The difference in vocabulary between a) the introduction and b) the interview says a lot. The interviewer is definitely more intelligent than the interviewee

  • Malone

    Malone is the voice of the voice less... . Sincerely Yours -Malone

  • game needs a hood

    game says to 50 ill give you my cheese burger, 50's like cmon son, game responds in a desperate state ill suck your dick 50 lets be friends, thats the way game acting rite now

  • Anonymous

    "TELL GROUPIE TO GET OVER IT" - Jay-Z to game.

  • BLACK

    I WAS OVER THE BEEF...BUT IT WAS PISSING ME OFF...

  • Anonymous

    The whole article above the interview was dope - well written..

  • Anonymous

    Don't really like the new album, but HHDX how you gonna talk shit about Game for a few paragraphs and then interview him and kiss his ass? Why didn't you say that shit to him when you interviewed him? Bitch move.

  • Slick

    A drunk mouth is a sober mind, now that is some bullshit, these rappers can be real ignorant sometimes.

  • kathys2

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  • So Icy Boi!

    "This comment was removed for violating our spam and/or offensive content policies." Game dickriders at hiphopdx. smh. Game and 50 are fake gangstas. Rozay, Weezy and 2 Chainz saved hip hop. dey da real gagnstas to me. swag

  • Anonymous

    This is 1 dude who I really don't like. I wish he wud come 2 the Chi-Town with that tough tony shit. I wud have my youngin's run his hoe ass right back 2 the strip club where he belongs

  • So Icy Boi!

    who cares about 50 Cent and Game? it's not 2005 anymore. deze hoe ass niggaz are irrelevant now. plus dey aint no real gangsta nigga. I would kill dem in da streets. Lil Wayne and Rick Ross and 2 Chainz keep it real. dey saved hip hop. swag

    • Jamie

      Are you retarded? Lil Wayne, Rick '9-1-1' Ross and 2 Chainz are what's killing the hip hop. Be grateful that hip hop still has people like Game and 50Cent.

  • Lloyd Banks

    FUCK GAME. 50 IS ON TOP. I RIDE 50 ALL DAY. I RIDE 50 WITH YAYO AND FRANK OCEAN. GAME NEW ALBUM WAS WHACK. WE G-UNIT WE DON'T NEED THAT FAKE BLOOD, HE A G-UNIT CRIP. 50 OWNS GAME. 50 WROTE ALL THE LYRICS OF HOW WE DO, HATE IT OR LOVE IT, WESTSIDE STORY. I WROTE DREAMS AND PUT YOU ON THE GAME. YAYO WROTE RUNNIN. EMINEM WROTE WE AINT. GAME IS THE WORST PRODUCT TO COME OUT OF DRE SCHOOL. THE BEST ARE 50, EMINEM AND SNOOP. LOOK OUT FOR MY MIXTAPE COMING OUT NEXT YEAR, THE COLD CORNER 3. NEW YORK FOREVER. G G G G G G G-UNIT. YOUNG BUCK DON'T DROP THE SOAP. IF YOU A 50 RIDER HALLO AT YOUR BOY. DJ WHOO KIDD ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL. SHOUT OUT TO YOUNG JACK THRILLER, KIDD KIDD AND PARIS. GAME STILL OWES 50 MONEY FROM LAX, DOCTORS ADVOCATE AND RED. HOW MANY RECORDS HAS GAME SOLD 500,000. THAT'S 500,000 LESS THAN ME. 50 SOLD 50,000,000 AND YAYO SOLD 700,000. NEW YORK RUNS HIP HOP. IF YOU DON'T RIDE 50 OR G-UNIT, YOU FAKE. 50 WILL SHOW YOU THE MAGIC STICK NOT THAT FAKE BLOOD, FORMER STRIPPER GAME. I SAW GAME'S SERIES, MARRYING THE GAME. THAT BOY GAME IS WEAK HIS GIRL IS WAY MORE HARDER THAN HIM. HIS CHILDREN LOOK LIKE YAYO. I THINK GAMES WIFE CHEATED ON HIM WITH YAYO. G-UNIT FOR LIFE. WE RIDE 50 LIKE A BUGATTI. RICK ROSS BE TRYING TO ARREST ME. RIDE 50 OR DIE. 50 ENDS CAREERS, HE ENDED JADAKISS, NAS, JAY Z, GAME, FAT JOE, JA RULE, YOUNG BUCK, KANYE WEST, LIL WAYNE. DON'T MESS WITH ME I END CAREERS TOO LIKE RICK ROSS. YAYO BE ENDING CAREERS TOO LIKE BRITNEY SPEARS. THE BEST RAPPERS BE 50, YAYO, ME (BANKS), EMINEM, DR DRE (ALTHOUGH HE NEEDS TO RELEASE DETOX). END OF STORY. WE RIDE 50 FOR LIFE. HALLA AT YOUR DOUG. 50 RIDERS.

    • ok

      Llyod Banks is a relax dude he wont even shout in his comments. G-unit reunion would be best for every members including 50's music career and I'm a 50cent fan and not a Game hater as 50 himself claimed he has no malice with Game anymore.

    • Wait...what?

      You just made Banks sound like a hoe, my nigga. According to this shit, as much as you ride 50, you should be pregnant, son. You reading shit about him, you watch his show, you're examining his kids, I think it's The Game you really wanna ride.

    • myname

      Sad to be you.. The worst part is you believe it Only Hate It Or Love It and How We Do was co-writed by 50.. :) Sorry to tell you but Game wrote his parts of runnin by himself yayo first got pot on the song later.. But what do you know faggot.. p.s. if you answer you confirm that you are a foggot.

    • Anonymous

      hell yeah!!!

  • Anonymous

    Games sick haters suck a .....

  • Jamie

    Gosh this site is full of Game haters and 50 Cent dickk riders, 50 don't care about you.

    • Jamie

      Am just saying that on every page about Game, people talk about Game in a bad way and lift up 50 with their words. I think both are great artists that need to get back together. Imagine 50, Game and Banks back together. That's like Megatron, Optimus Prime and Bumblee Bee together.

    • Anonymous

      so you ride games dick then by your comment

  • Gilgamesh The Great

    Are you kidding me?? This guy has major issues? He has been "Begging For Mercy" ever since he got kicked out. He claims he killed G-Unit and then wants a reunion with them, he disses them but so disparately wants to be with them, male groupie, this is a true definition of a Stan (remember how the Stan wanted to be with Eminem soooo bad, but when Em didn't give him attention he flipped on him and went crazy lol). This nigga is obsessed like an emotional single white female that got her heart broken.

  • CROOKLYN

    YEEEEEAAAHHHH GAME MAKING ANOTHER PEACE ATTEMPT WIT FIF STFU GTFOH GAME BECOMING PHONY BLOOD IM SUPPOSE TO RESPECT U CAUSE U KNOCK 40GLOCK THE MAN IS SOFT HE SUED FOR CHRIST SAKE SHAME SHAME SHAME

  • Anonymous

    Listen Game is dope lyrically but the beats on Jesus Piece all sounded the same after awhile. Documentary and RED Album are my favs.

  • Mr. Ouija

    "I think Jay is a Sagittarius, too." Nigga why you rememberin men's birthdays?

  • Anonymous

    please 50 read this!!! i want gunit back. i miss the old days..

  • Anonymous

    50 is the chorus king. I would give anything to hear Banks, Game and 50 on a track again.

  • simpletruth

    whoa. that is a fantastic interview, maybe one of the best i've ever read. seriously. crazy props! you really pushed him (the right way) in this one and it's amazing. interviews nowadays aren't really that good and this is as good as it gets. i actually took something away from this interview. i read another interview on your site with too short that just came out and i was so disappointed with it. that wasn't how you interview too short. this folks, is how it's done. this is the interview of the year. #simpletruth

  • What

    This nigga game is a copy cat period, and another thing the only nigga that ever out shine Bones and a track was Biggie Period, Game nice try you still Suck.

  • What

    you can tell this nigga want to be like Jay Z, he stay call out Jay Z, name like he is a Chick, Dagg Game Stop homie creat your on shine nigga

  • junMaf*ckn

    Thank You For Asking Him About That 38 N Still Rapping Line Mr. Arnold. Another Dope Interview. Game Love The Controversy. He Lives For it. But I Like When He Said He Feel Good About Giving Back Thru Tithes N Such. Far As Being An Emcee? That 300 Bars N Runnin Made Me A Believer. I Was Riding Right Next To Queensbridge Knocking That Shit Like "Oh Shit This Nigga KILLIN This Shit N Still GOIN'". Game n 50 Coming Together Would Be Good For The Hood.

  • ThatUncutRaw

    And why do I get the feeling the last 5 comments before mine were left by the same person?

    • Ken

      I love how his site name is "Fuck Compton"!! ahhaha like that's his big "issue" in his life, is that he just hates Compton. just goes around the city just tellin folks that Compton should go fuck itself andshit lol stick to "anonymous," is my advice.

  • ThatUncutRaw

    Don't get me wrong; Game can say and do some idiotic shit sometimes. But this writer was coming off mad disrespectful with his line of questioning. Not really a great idea if you want to continue getting good interview subjects. I'm not saying you shouldn't ask tough questions, but it really came off like this writer was trying to provoke him in a negative way. Maybe it's just me, who knows...

  • Anonymous

    ONE MIN GAME SAYS THIS NEXT MIN HE WILL CHANGE IT AND SAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT WEIRDO

  • Anonymous

    I also just realized the Beef with Shyne is just a publicity stunt.. Think about it, they know each-other, Shyne has absolutely nothing to lose in his dead career, he needs any attention he can get, and Game just trying to look cool right before his album comes out trying to clown another nobody.

  • Fuck Compton

    Fuck is wrong with this nigga??? One day he dissing both 50 and Hova, next day he's on their dicks?!?! Fuck outta here!!!

  • Anonymous

    this dude is a fucking nobody. 50 cent would literally buy him out 250 x and this dude has the nerve to try and diss him and then 2 days later call for truce? Pahthetic.. hurry up and flop so you can fade into obscurity. He's fake as fuck nowadays and would probably get his ass handed to him in a rap battle by 2 Chainz.

  • disorc

    I dont care about the 50/game beef, i would love to see a collabo, the hate is unnecessary and everyone knows it would be fucking dope if they collab.

  • bryan

    Who DOESNT murder Game on his own tracks? REAL QUESTION.

  • jay

    and b4 i get called a dickrider.. im just an annoyed about hearin about this 50/game beef as anyone else its played and annoying if anything make music together or move on and im also tired of him talkin about jayz..but as far jesus piece..fire

  • jay

    i wonder how many ppl in this section actually listened to jesus piece and the lyrics.. shits crazy hes on his job w this.. sure theres a few lames but thats with every album in history theres 1 or 2 songs on illmatic, any jayz album (to many greats to count), eminem, w.e artist u want to pick where theres a few that dont touch home...but the albums solid ..listen b4 u judge bec by some of comments i see ur either a dumbfuck who thinks 2chainz is a deep rapper or u didnt listen 2 it and just hate for no reason

  • Anonymous

    This guy is a clown. He just put out a diss record Tuesday and now wants peace. How many times does he change his mind. Lol. I've said this before but G-Unit never even dropped a group album with Game... I think Game is so crazy he believes he was one of the main featured artists on each of the 2 actual group album G-Unit releases or 3 if you count the Get Rich or Die Tryin' Soundtrack. This guy must be on hallucinogens if he thinks 50 Cent needs him to drop another one

  • elusyv

    fuck up game, sick of hearing you talk shit.

  • Anonymous

    If The Game Is Claiming Any Religion, Judging by his actions and thoughts, it seems like he is Catholic. this dude is not christian, true bible believing christians don't carry themselves, nor believe what he claims. According top the word, he IS practicing Blasphemy.(I want my five dollars...lol), using A man dressed as jesus is representing a false image of God. he claims the only person he worried about is the pope, the pope ain't christian my nigga. If he actually had some sort of spiritual intelligence, he would not be putting his "newly found faith" on display, for the sake of selling records, but I digress... He will learn.

  • Ken

    "if they get confused, then be forever fuckin confused. ...if you got fans out there that arent pleased, fuck em. I aint got time for that shit." Game keeps shit 100, that's partially why I appreciate his rapping most times. he hit shit outta the park with Jesus Piece, and also RED album was dope as fuck. Game > haters *and don't say I'm a stan cuz it's just not true. LAX sucked, I'll admit that shit. except for like two tracks, Game was laz

  • WTF

    Man this dude is so fucked up of coke,that he lost his opinion

    • Ken

      Game already answered your comment: "if you got fans out there that arent pleased, fuck em. I aint got time for that shit."

  • MrChiCity101

    Game is trash he aint no g killa or anything of dat source tellem bring his bitch ass to Chicago and pull dat shit wit sum real ass niggaz in other wards kendrick killin his wack ass I don't give a fuk bout em hell never get my 12$ or bootleg Pussy ass rap niggas CHICAGO STAND UP!!!

  • Anonymous

    at least game doesn't hold a grudge (not like most bitch ass so called rappers today) and 90% of fags on this site. I would love if all under 21's got banned. They just talk pure shit

    • Anonymous

      of course he doesnt hold grudges...because he is usually the one in the wrong. dude dissed pharrell for no fucking reason, then 5 years later pharrell asked him why and he said "..i ....i dont know man.....i was upset because i didnt get a beat from you yet". game is never in a position to hold grudges because he is usually the root cause of the conflict.

    • Anonymous

      he hold grudges, you just so far up his ass you wouldn't notice...

  • Anonymous

    dont think ive ever been more sick of a rapper before. the guy is just ungearable.

    • randy

      g and b and clearly right next to eachother. yall know exactly what he meant. petty ass niggas trippin off typos cause you got no real response.

    • Ken

      That's not even a word and if it was you'd be using it the wrong way anyway "if you got fans out there that arent pleased, fuck em. I aint got time for that shit." ahaa Game damn straight

    • Shero

      Ungearable,as in you just cant change him? True. He is a fuckin legend. Why change?

  • Real talk

    Game is fake! Dre is even proving to be fake all this so called Compton gang bangers rolling with that fat fake cunt who slams doors on people (ie people from the streets)and has a whole bunch of keys and I mean the 1s on a key ring not the the 1s he claims ain't that right officer Ricky! Any 1 who claims to be street in there persona or music and move with this waste man is fake!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    "Never disliked this guy so much... I used to like this cat but he's too much of a clown to even enjoy his music. You can tell he's not a very spiritual, or intelligent, type of guy. I mean listen to his explanations of being spiritual and the concept, its not grounded in anything, its literally just use of the religion metaphor for shock value but it serves no purpose. Wackest interview in a minute... Everything this guy says is for pure shock value, attention and record sales. What does he have to do with 50, Jay-Z or Frank Ocean, how bout talk about your own shit." THIS^^^!!!!!!!!!! This man has no spiritual grasp or depth. Nothing insightful nor wise to contribute.... no clarity, depth, nor intelligence of the subject. His album sales reflect just how seriously people take this guy.

    • Gamechanger

      True dat. You can actually sense the interviewer hoping for a response with more depth, especially on the topic of religion. And Game disappoints. For him, its just business. Apparently, he is happy that people will mention "Jesus" more when referring to his album. Pleeeeeease.

    • Anonymous

      Blame the fuckin Interviewer u dumb shit.....if that faggot asks about fags like frank what is Game supposed to say "I'm here to talk about my album?!" Fuck This Interviewer n HipHopDX

  • traci

    If you think Frances`s story is amazing..., last week my daughter in law basically also brought home $5825 grafting 10 hours a week from there house and the're classmate's mother`s neighbour has been doing this for 6 months and recieved a check for more than $5825 part time at there mac. apply the guidelines on this page..WWW.youtubeAmericanJobByGoogle.qr.net/jVB4/watch?v=SuWOS

  • Anonymous

    i've decided not to be a Game fan if thee were some hope left, and ayo i think you got the wrong Biblical story..

    • shh

      THE GAME VS GAME......same 2012 mistake....the F.or"effect" aka FRANK OCEAN.....get on the hottest nigga in the game....*ie that dude from BH......and revive my career.....JESUS PIECE is that last 7 second write in.....BUT BANG'EM SMURF....needs to be on this Str8 STreet FIASCO!....HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS....*smile

  • Hip Hop Fan

    I wish The Game would stop talking about 50. This is the thing about Game though, you cannot talk about his music without mentioning 50, no matter what. When it comes to 50 interviews they never ask about Game. 50 does not need Game to make money and have good interviews but Game needs 50 to have successful interviews. Also, lets not forget that 50 is the reason for Games best album. Imagine if those 3-4 tracks have been on 50's album instead.

  • COLE WORLD

    that interviewer was annoying as fuck with his boring ass questions real talk

  • dunk

    you know what im over all this shit..all this talking and "controversy", just a load of bullshit to sell this shit album.. ive been a game fan from day 1 and you can't deny this bullshit is his worst album ever.. hes sold out WE KNOW THAT! 50 aint shit these days either..ima just go live in the past and bump docotrs advocate real fuckin loud now!! Lets Ride - Game & Nate Dogg.. some real shit no young money fags no shit beats no bullshit

  • Anonymous

    this guy is a tool. fucking make it up as i go along ooh ill do some wolf gang shit ah shynes jewish im ermm christian!!! continues to rap about christian bitches suckin his tre pound, su woo,white air nike jesus piece. yeh doing it for the church game, doing it for the people. i used to rate this dude fuckin shame he couldn't grow

  • ...

    roflololol "The only thing we might have in common is maybe being Sagittarius; I think hes one" No nigga, you know he's one. Hop off.

  • 50 cent

    Game is like that bitch you cant find until its payday and now she want to hug your nutts game knows his singles flopped 50 got a top 30 single out

  • yo

    shut the fuck up already Game, we know your album just released on Tuesday, you do the same shit all the time, doing interviews about stupid shit just to get publicity, like being open to collab with 50 when you dissed him on the blood of Christ track a day earlier LOL

  • Anonymous

    damn he even no jay-z zodiac sign haha

  • Anonymous

    no one going to buy your album...stop with the stupid interviews

  • Anonymous

    "I dont see why you cant be religious and still do the things that make you happy in your everyday life." Doesn't that defeat the purpose of being religious?

    • nibs

      and then he follows up with: "Thats just who I am. Im not afraid of anything that I say or do, and Im never gonna back down, and I dont live with regret. So, if I do it, I do it, Ive done it, and Ill do it again; its just who I am." which means: "I don't put thought into anything. I've never read to find out more about anything and I don't know much other than being a wild teenager and a famous rapper, meaning I can't understand anybody, ever, except for children"

  • Anonymous

    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that. I do music to help change the lives of others so what you'll get from my music is all POSITIVITY! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH8K577h8N4

  • Mandingo2

    Its an absolutely archetypal American face; you can read a multitude into it. Look long enough at Amy Adams pre-Raphaelite cascade of orange-red hair, her pale complexion with its susceptibility, no doubt, to freckles and sunburn the upturned chin, the tough-cookie set jaw, and the slender sloping nose, and soon enough you will discern the possibilities: Anne of Green Gables, Annie, if she was still young enough, or one of Willa Cathers doughty Nebraska Plainswomen Thea Kronberg, perhaps, from The Song of The Lark Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother, eyes fixed for ever on the middle distance, or any number of western farmwives or lady-gunfighters. Take names from Henry James or Edith Wharton Daisy Miller, Undine Spragg and Adams can be imagined embodying them all with ease and subtlety. In her most recent movie, Trouble with the Curve, shes the estranged daughter of another American icon, Clint Eastwood, no less, while in her most impressive and unsettling performance in several years, in Paul Thomas Andersons The Master, she is the womanly power behind the throne of yet another American archetype Philip Seymour Hoffmans avuncular, alcoholic religious fraud Lancaster Dodd. Twelve years ago, Adams played the lead in Cruel Intentions 2; she was suddenly lucky second-string Hollywood cannon fodder with a string of teen comedies and horror spoofs behind her, and the usual Young Hollywood TV guest-credits That 70s Show, Charmed, Providence, Smallville, and a memorable arc as Jenna Fischers redhead doppelganger on The Office. Ten years ago, she finally scored big, nabbing the showy part of girlfriend to then It Boy Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielbergs Catch Me If You Can. Nine years ago, the phone hadnt rung once since Catch Me If You Can, and she was thinking about jacking in the thespian life altogether, until a little no-budget movie named Junebug came her way. And look at her now: The Master is the second movie in which she has held her own in opposite Hoffman, the actors actor of our age, and she has already made two movies Doubt and Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep. She earned one Oscar nomination for Junebug and another for David O Russells The Fighter (shell get another for The Master, you watch), and will soon be working once again with Russell, a director uninterested in letting his performers settle into any comfortable groove. Next up, Supermans girlfriend in Man of Steel. Its all happening. And yet, she says, she sometimes forgets who she is, and how famous. I still think Im like the poor girl from Colorado who worked three jobs to buy a car. Thats still my mentality, so Ill be walking down the street, and I forget what I do and who I am. And someone will come up to me and say hi, and Im thinking, I must know you, and I realise that, no, I dont know them and they dont know me. At all! Really, Ive only been in the public eye since in a bigger way really only since Junebug and Enchanted, and I was already 30, 32 by then so Id already had a whole life when nobody cared at all about me. I was more used to that. You get that feeling when you meet her. Shes open, welcoming, warm, more concerned about your comfort than her own (dont sit there with the hot sun in your eyes try here), and today shes happier to be here than she sometimes is on these occasions. An assistant lays down a fat pile of posters for the movie and she asks: Am I supposed to sign these at the same time because I can multitask! She looks up, leaving the Sharpie and the signing until later. Sometimes youre doing this and youre revisiting a movie that wasnt that great an experience when you made it, or there were conflicts with people you didnt like or whatever. This one is nice to talk about, though. In Trouble with the Curve, she plays the estranged daughter of crotchety baseball scout Clint Eastwood, who tags along on his scouting tour when his eyesight starts to go, and tries to repair their relationship. So, given that Clint Eastwood occupies roughly the same space in the American psyche as the faces on Mount Rushmore and the dollar bill, how was it to be up close all of a sudden? Hes very warm and generous, and theres a great humility about him. Ive worked with people who project a lot more sort of masculine intimidation naturally and thats not him at all. I think also, having worked with all these people on his crew together for so long, hes not at all guarded with them on set, so it makes the day go quickly and efficiently, and gets you through a lot of set-ups. Theres a bit of shorthand between people when theyve worked together for that long you feel like youre being allowed into his family. That really helps if youre playing a role like Mickie and you have to be this daughter confronting her father, which is not easy to do if you feel intimidated. And I wasnt at all intimidated. When you could really make Clint laugh, he gets a really teethy laugh and its so rewarding to get one of those. I always felt a certain sense of victory if I could get him to laugh like that. And its a movie about athletes in which Adams competently knocks a number of pitches off into the wide blue yonder. I suspect tomboy tendencies in her youth. Did that come naturally? Not at all! Though I do come from a family of athletic people. I just dont have a propensity for catching balls. My hand-eye coordination is terrible, so I had to train a lot. But I do love being, I wont say it its that line from Grease: If you cant be an athlete, be an athletic supporter. She titters away. Learning how to catch, how to pitch, how to swing, I worked with a coach. It was really empowering, cause Ive never been good at it. I realised I just was afraid of getting hit in the face with the ball. Wisely so, I guess, given that my current profession calls for people with intact faces. Oh God, this its like a minefield of balls-in-the-face jokes She was an army brat until she was nine. How did that affect her? It definitely makes you a little bit more transient, which can turn out to be a good quality in life, and in fact has helped me in what I do. When youre picking up and moving it does create well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place. Ten years after beginning to make her mark, Adams still trails behind her the residue of innocence and naivete that gathered around her after she appeared in Junebug. Followed shortly after by her winning turn as an animated Disney princess cast into a cynical live-action Manhattan in Enchanted, Junebug limited perceptions of Adams gifts for a couple of years. Junebug was a small independent movie about what back home means to southerners. Adams played Ashley Johnsten, a Georgia girl so naive and innocent, so impossibly kind and sweet, that literally one ankle or elbow in the wrong place from Adams would have brought the entire movie to a calamitous halt. One is astounded that a figure so unworldly can be delivered with such absolute, unironic conviction you leave the movie remembering almost nothing except her performance. I felt so free in that role. There were no consequences. I never knew if anyone would even see the movie. I wasnt even sure at that point that I was going to continue acting. There was no studio nosing about. It was the most free I have ever been as an actor ever. You cant go back to a time like that. Junebug was surely what earned her Enchanted, which largely thanks to Adams (and her equally gung-ho costar James Marsden) was an instant Disney classic, resting on the absolute conviction she gave to a character who talks to butterflies and believes you can make someone love you by singing at them. By now, with Catch Me, Junebug and Enchanted, she had played three eye-catching naifs in a row which didnt reflect her own view of her own abilities. If you hold those characters up next to each other, similar as they are, theres no way that they belong in the same world. But you really have to be careful you dont become the go-to girl for that kind of thing. David O Russell to the rescue, then. He met me and he said: Oh you are so not a princess type well have to do something about that! He said: I just want to expose that side of you, and give you the opportunity to shed the whole princess thing, because that isnt who you are its just one aspect of the work youve done. In The Fighter, Russell gave Adams Charlene, the hardscrabble working-class Irish-American bartender who takes on boxer Mark Wahlberg and, better yet, the grotesquely toxic matriarchy that he calls a family. I remember she has a tonne of siblings. Theres six others we are a baseball team! So she can fight? How many brothers? Four. So she can fight! Oh sure, but trust me, the sisters, the girls, we give just as good as we get in a family like ours! In one much talked-about scene in The Master, Adams, playing the imperious and scary wife of religious charlatan Lancaster Dodd, delivers a ferocious Lady Macbeth-like dressing-down to her husband as she furiously masturbates him over a bathroom sink. That scene was in the script from the beginning. It was actually one of my favourite scenes upon reading it because it helped let me know who the character was, and how much control and the lengths she will go to to maintain it Yes, people tend to remember that moment. The Master and the masturbator. Ladies and gentlemen, Amy Adams could be acting at this level for another 40 years. Plenty of archetypes to get to yet. I cannot wait. The Trouble with the Curve is released in the UK on 30 November Its an absolutely archetypal American face; you can read a multitude into it. Look long enough at Amy Adams pre-Raphaelite cascade of orange-red hair, her pale complexion with its susceptibility, no doubt, to freckles and sunburn the upturned chin, the tough-cookie set jaw, and the slender sloping nose, and soon enough you will discern the possibilities: Anne of Green Gables, Annie, if she was still young enough, or one of Willa Cathers doughty Nebraska Plainswomen Thea Kronberg, perhaps, from The Song of The Lark Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother, eyes fixed for ever on the middle distance, or any number of western farmwives or lady-gunfighters. Take names from Henry James or Edith Wharton Daisy Miller, Undine Spragg and Adams can be imagined embodying them all with ease and subtlety. In her most recent movie, Trouble with the Curve, shes the estranged daughter of another American icon, Clint Eastwood, no less, while in her most impressive and unsettling performance in several years, in Paul Thomas Andersons The Master, she is the womanly power behind the throne of yet another American archetype Philip Seymour Hoffmans avuncular, alcoholic religious fraud Lancaster Dodd. Twelve years ago, Adams played the lead in Cruel Intentions 2; she was suddenly lucky second-string Hollywood cannon fodder with a string of teen comedies and horror spoofs behind her, and the usual Young Hollywood TV guest-credits That 70s Show, Charmed, Providence, Smallville, and a memorable arc as Jenna Fischers redhead doppelganger on The Office. Ten years ago, she finally scored big, nabbing the showy part of girlfriend to then It Boy Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielbergs Catch Me If You Can. Nine years ago, the phone hadnt rung once since Catch Me If You Can, and she was thinking about jacking in the thespian life altogether, until a little no-budget movie named Junebug came her way. And look at her now: The Master is the second movie in which she has held her own in opposite Hoffman, the actors actor of our age, and she has already made two movies Doubt and Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep. She earned one Oscar nomination for Junebug and another for David O Russells The Fighter (shell get another for The Master, you watch), and will soon be working once again with Russell, a director uninterested in letting his performers settle into any comfortable groove. Next up, Supermans girlfriend in Man of Steel. Its all happening. And yet, she says, she sometimes forgets who she is, and how famous. I still think Im like the poor girl from Colorado who worked three jobs to buy a car. Thats still my mentality, so Ill be walking down the street, and I forget what I do and who I am. And someone will come up to me and say hi, and Im thinking, I must know you, and I realise that, no, I dont know them and they dont know me. At all! Really, Ive only been in the public eye since in a bigger way really only since Junebug and Enchanted, and I was already 30, 32 by then so Id already had a whole life when nobody cared at all about me. I was more used to that. You get that feeling when you meet her. Shes open, welcoming, warm, more concerned about your comfort than her own (dont sit there with the hot sun in your eyes try here), and today shes happier to be here than she sometimes is on these occasions. An assistant lays down a fat pile of posters for the movie and she asks: Am I supposed to sign these at the same time because I can multitask! She looks up, leaving the Sharpie and the signing until later. Sometimes youre doing this and youre revisiting a movie that wasnt that great an experience when you made it, or there were conflicts with people you didnt like or whatever. This one is nice to talk about, though. In Trouble with the Curve, she plays the estranged daughter of crotchety baseball scout Clint Eastwood, who tags along on his scouting tour when his eyesight starts to go, and tries to repair their relationship. So, given that Clint Eastwood occupies roughly the same space in the American psyche as the faces on Mount Rushmore and the dollar bill, how was it to be up close all of a sudden? Hes very warm and generous, and theres a great humility about him. Ive worked with people who project a lot more sort of masculine intimidation naturally and thats not him at all. I think also, having worked with all these people on his crew together for so long, hes not at all guarded with them on set, so it makes the day go quickly and efficiently, and gets you through a lot of set-ups. Theres a bit of shorthand between people when theyve worked together for that long you feel like youre being allowed into his family. That really helps if youre playing a role like Mickie and you have to be this daughter confronting her father, which is not easy to do if you feel intimidated. And I wasnt at all intimidated. When you could really make Clint laugh, he gets a really teethy laugh and its so rewarding to get one of those. I always felt a certain sense of victory if I could get him to laugh like that. And its a movie about athletes in which Adams competently knocks a number of pitches off into the wide blue yonder. I suspect tomboy tendencies in her youth. Did that come naturally? Not at all! Though I do come from a family of athletic people. I just dont have a propensity for catching balls. My hand-eye coordination is terrible, so I had to train a lot. But I do love being, I wont say it its that line from Grease: If you cant be an athlete, be an athletic supporter. She titters away. Learning how to catch, how to pitch, how to swing, I worked with a coach. It was really empowering, cause Ive never been good at it. I realised I just was afraid of getting hit in the face with the ball. Wisely so, I guess, given that my current profession calls for people with intact faces. Oh God, this its like a minefield of balls-in-the-face jokes She was an army brat until she was nine. How did that affect her? It definitely makes you a little bit more transient, which can turn out to be a good quality in life, and in fact has helped me in what I do. When youre picking up and moving it does create well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place. Ten years after beginning to make her mark, Adams still trails behind her the residue of innocence and naivete that gathered around her after she appeared in Junebug. Followed shortly after by her winning turn as an animated Disney princess cast into a cynical live-action Manhattan in Enchanted, Junebug limited perceptions of Adams gifts for a couple of years. Junebug was a small independent movie about what back home means to southerners. Adams played Ashley Johnsten, a Georgia girl so naive and innocent, so impossibly kind and sweet, that literally one ankle or elbow in the wrong place from Adams would have brought the entire movie to a calamitous halt. One is astounded that a figure so unworldly can be delivered with such absolute, unironic conviction you leave the movie remembering almost nothing except her performance. I felt so free in that role. There were no consequences. I never knew if anyone would even see the movie. I wasnt even sure at that point that I was going to continue acting. There was no studio nosing about. It was the most free I have ever been as an actor ever. You cant go back to a time like that. Junebug was surely what earned her Enchanted, which largely thanks to Adams (and her equally gung-ho costar James Marsden) was an instant Disney classic, resting on the absolute conviction she gave to a character who talks to butterflies and believes you can make someone love you by singing at them. By now, with Catch Me, Junebug and Enchanted, she had played three eye-catching naifs in a row which didnt reflect her own view of her own abilities. If you hold those characters up next to each other, similar as they are, theres no way that they belong in the same world. But you really have to be careful you dont become the go-to girl for that kind of thing. David O Russell to the rescue, then. He met me and he said: Oh you are so not a princess type well have to do something about that! He said: I just want to expose that side of you, and give you the opportunity to shed the whole princess thing, because that isnt who you are its just one aspect of the work youve done. In The Fighter, Russell gave Adams Charlene, the hardscrabble working-class Irish-American bartender who takes on boxer Mark Wahlberg and, better yet, the grotesquely toxic matriarchy that he calls a family. I remember she has a tonne of siblings. Theres six others we are a baseball team! So she can fight? How many brothers? Four. So she can fight! Oh sure, but trust me, the sisters, the girls, we give just as good as we get in a family like ours! In one much talked-about scene in The Master, Adams, playing the imperious and scary wife of religious charlatan Lancaster Dodd, delivers a ferocious Lady Macbeth-like dressing-down to her husband as she furiously masturbates him over a bathroom sink. That scene was in the script from the beginning. It was actually one of my favourite scenes upon reading it because it helped let me know who the character was, and how much control and the lengths she will go to to maintain it Yes, people tend to remember that moment. The Master and the masturbator. Ladies and gentlemen, Amy Adams could be acting at this level for another 40 years. Plenty of archetypes to get to yet. I cannot wait. The Trouble with the Curve is released in the UK on 30 November Its an absolutely archetypal American face; you can read a multitude into it. Look long enough at Amy Adams pre-Raphaelite cascade of orange-red hair, her pale complexion with its susceptibility, no doubt, to freckles and sunburn the upturned chin, the tough-cookie set jaw, and the slender sloping nose, and soon enough you will discern the possibilities: Anne of Green Gables, Annie, if she was still young enough, or one of Willa Cathers doughty Nebraska Plainswomen Thea Kronberg, perhaps, from The Song of The Lark Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother, eyes fixed for ever on the middle distance, or any number of western farmwives or lady-gunfighters. Take names from Henry James or Edith Wharton Daisy Miller, Undine Spragg and Adams can be imagined embodying them all with ease and subtlety. In her most recent movie, Trouble with the Curve, shes the estranged daughter of another American icon, Clint Eastwood, no less, while in her most impressive and unsettling performance in several years, in Paul Thomas Andersons The Master, she is the womanly power behind the throne of yet another American archetype Philip Seymour Hoffmans avuncular, alcoholic religious fraud Lancaster Dodd. Twelve years ago, Adams played the lead in Cruel Intentions 2; she was suddenly lucky second-string Hollywood cannon fodder with a string of teen comedies and horror spoofs behind her, and the usual Young Hollywood TV guest-credits That 70s Show, Charmed, Providence, Smallville, and a memorable arc as Jenna Fischers redhead doppelganger on The Office. Ten years ago, she finally scored big, nabbing the showy part of girlfriend to then It Boy Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielbergs Catch Me If You Can. Nine years ago, the phone hadnt rung once since Catch Me If You Can, and she was thinking about jacking in the thespian life altogether, until a little no-budget movie named Junebug came her way. And look at her now: The Master is the second movie in which she has held her own in opposite Hoffman, the actors actor of our age, and she has already made two movies Doubt and Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep. She earned one Oscar nomination for Junebug and another for David O Russells The Fighter (shell get another for The Master, you watch), and will soon be working once again with Russell, a director uninterested in letting his performers settle into any comfortable groove. Next up, Supermans girlfriend in Man of Steel. Its all happening. And yet, she says, she sometimes forgets who she is, and how famous. I still think Im like the poor girl from Colorado who worked three jobs to buy a car. Thats still my mentality, so Ill be walking down the street, and I forget what I do and who I am. And someone will come up to me and say hi, and Im thinking, I must know you, and I realise that, no, I dont know them and they dont know me. At all! Really, Ive only been in the public eye since in a bigger way really only since Junebug and Enchanted, and I was already 30, 32 by then so Id already had a whole life when nobody cared at all about me. I was more used to that. You get that feeling when you meet her. Shes open, welcoming, warm, more concerned about your comfort than her own (dont sit there with the hot sun in your eyes try here), and today shes happier to be here than she sometimes is on these occasions. An assistant lays down a fat pile of posters for the movie and she asks: Am I supposed to sign these at the same time because I can multitask! She looks up, leaving the Sharpie and the signing until later. Sometimes youre doing this and youre revisiting a movie that wasnt that great an experience when you made it, or there were conflicts with people you didnt like or whatever. This one is nice to talk about, though. In Trouble with the Curve, she plays the estranged daughter of crotchety baseball scout Clint Eastwood, who tags along on his scouting tour when his eyesight starts to go, and tries to repair their relationship. So, given that Clint Eastwood occupies roughly the same space in the American psyche as the faces on Mount Rushmore and the dollar bill, how was it to be up close all of a sudden? Hes very warm and generous, and theres a great humility about him. Ive worked with people who project a lot more sort of masculine intimidation naturally and thats not him at all. I think also, having worked with all these people on his crew together for so long, hes not at all guarded with them on set, so it makes the day go quickly and efficiently, and gets you through a lot of set-ups. Theres a bit of shorthand between people when theyve worked together for that long you feel like youre being allowed into his family. That really helps if youre playing a role like Mickie and you have to be this daughter confronting her father, which is not easy to do if you feel intimidated. And I wasnt at all intimidated. When you could really make Clint laugh, he gets a really teethy laugh and its so rewarding to get one of those. I always felt a certain sense of victory if I could get him to laugh like that. And its a movie about athletes in which Adams competently knocks a number of pitches off into the wide blue yonder. I suspect tomboy tendencies in her youth. Did that come naturally? Not at all! Though I do come from a family of athletic people. I just dont have a propensity for catching balls. My hand-eye coordination is terrible, so I had to train a lot. But I do love being, I wont say it its that line from Grease: If you cant be an athlete, be an athletic supporter. She titters away. Learning how to catch, how to pitch, how to swing, I worked with a coach. It was really empowering, cause Ive never been good at it. I realised I just was afraid of getting hit in the face with the ball. Wisely so, I guess, given that my current profession calls for people with intact faces. Oh God, this its like a minefield of balls-in-the-face jokes She was an army brat until she was nine. How did that affect her? It definitely makes you a little bit more transient, which can turn out to be a good quality in life, and in fact has helped me in what I do. When youre picking up and moving it does create well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place. Ten years after beginning to make her mark, Adams still trails behind her the residue of innocence and naivete that gathered around her after she appeared in Junebug. Followed shortly after by her winning turn as an animated Disney princess cast into a cynical live-action Manhattan in Enchanted, Junebug limited perceptions of Adams gifts for a couple of years. Junebug was a small independent movie about what back home means to southerners. Adams played Ashley Johnsten, a Georgia girl so naive and innocent, so impossibly kind and sweet, that literally one ankle or elbow in the wrong place from Adams would have brought the entire movie to a calamitous halt. One is astounded that a figure so unworldly can be delivered with such absolute, unironic conviction you leave the movie remembering almost nothing except her performance. I felt so free in that role. There were no consequences. I never knew if anyone would even see the movie. I wasnt even sure at that point that I was going to continue acting. There was no studio nosing about. It was the most free I have ever been as an actor ever. You cant go back to a time like that. Junebug was surely what earned her Enchanted, which largely thanks to Adams (and her equally gung-ho costar James Marsden) was an instant Disney classic, resting on the absolute conviction she gave to a character who talks to butterflies and believes you can make someone love you by singing at them. By now, with Catch Me, Junebug and Enchanted, she had played three eye-catching naifs in a row which didnt reflect her own view of her own abilities. If you hold those characters up next to each other, similar as they are, theres no way that they belong in the same world. But you really have to be careful you dont become the go-to girl for that kind of thing. David O Russell to the rescue, then. He met me and he said: Oh you are so not a princess type well have to do something about that! He said: I just want to expose that side of you, and give you the opportunity to shed the whole princess thing, because that isnt who you are its just one aspect of the work youve done. In The Fighter, Russell gave Adams Charlene, the hardscrabble working-class Irish-American bartender who takes on boxer Mark Wahlberg and, better yet, the grotesquely toxic matriarchy that he calls a family. I remember she has a tonne of siblings. Theres six others we are a baseball team! So she can fight? How many brothers? Four. So she can fight! Oh sure, but trust me, the sisters, the girls, we give just as good as we get in a family like ours! In one much talked-about scene in The Master, Adams, playing the imperious and scary wife of religious charlatan Lancaster Dodd, delivers a ferocious Lady Macbeth-like dressing-down to her husband as she furiously masturbates him over a bathroom sink. That scene was in the script from the beginning. It was actually one of my favourite scenes upon reading it because it helped let me know who the character was, and how much control and the lengths she will go to to maintain it Yes, people tend to remember that moment. The Master and the masturbator. Ladies and gentlemen, Amy Adams could be acting at this level for another 40 years. Plenty of archetypes to get to yet. I cannot wait. The Trouble with the Curve is released in the UK on 30 November Its an absolutely archetypal American face; you can read a multitude into it. Look long enough at Amy Adams pre-Raphaelite cascade of orange-red hair, her pale complexion with its susceptibility, no doubt, to freckles and sunburn the upturned chin, the tough-cookie set jaw, and the slender sloping nose, and soon enough you will discern the possibilities: Anne of Green Gables, Annie, if she was still young enough, or one of Willa Cathers doughty Nebraska Plainswomen Thea Kronberg, perhaps, from The Song of The Lark Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother, eyes fixed for ever on the middle distance, or any number of western farmwives or lady-gunfighters. Take names from Henry James or Edith Wharton Daisy Miller, Undine Spragg and Adams can be imagined embodying them all with ease and subtlety. In her most recent movie, Trouble with the Curve, shes the estranged daughter of another American icon, Clint Eastwood, no less, while in her most impressive and unsettling performance in several years, in Paul Thomas Andersons The Master, she is the womanly power behind the throne of yet another American archetype Philip Seymour Hoffmans avuncular, alcoholic religious fraud Lancaster Dodd. Twelve years ago, Adams played the lead in Cruel Intentions 2; she was suddenly lucky second-string Hollywood cannon fodder with a string of teen comedies and horror spoofs behind her, and the usual Young Hollywood TV guest-credits That 70s Show, Charmed, Providence, Smallville, and a memorable arc as Jenna Fischers redhead doppelganger on The Office. Ten years ago, she finally scored big, nabbing the showy part of girlfriend to then It Boy Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielbergs Catch Me If You Can. Nine years ago, the phone hadnt rung once since Catch Me If You Can, and she was thinking about jacking in the thespian life altogether, until a little no-budget movie named Junebug came her way. And look at her now: The Master is the second movie in which she has held her own in opposite Hoffman, the actors actor of our age, and she has already made two movies Doubt and Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep. She earned one Oscar nomination for Junebug and another for David O Russells The Fighter (shell get another for The Master, you watch), and will soon be working once again with Russell, a director uninterested in letting his performers settle into any comfortable groove. Next up, Supermans girlfriend in Man of Steel. Its all happening. And yet, she says, she sometimes forgets who she is, and how famous. I still think Im like the poor girl from Colorado who worked three jobs to buy a car. Thats still my mentality, so Ill be walking down the street, and I forget what I do and who I am. And someone will come up to me and say hi, and Im thinking, I must know you, and I realise that, no, I dont know them and they dont know me. At all! Really, Ive only been in the public eye since in a bigger way really only since Junebug and Enchanted, and I was already 30, 32 by then so Id already had a whole life when nobody cared at all about me. I was more used to that. You get that feeling when you meet her. Shes open, welcoming, warm, more concerned about your comfort than her own (dont sit there with the hot sun in your eyes try here), and today shes happier to be here than she sometimes is on these occasions. An assistant lays down a fat pile of posters for the movie and she asks: Am I supposed to sign these at the same time because I can multitask! She looks up, leaving the Sharpie and the signing until later. Sometimes youre doing this and youre revisiting a movie that wasnt that great an experience when you made it, or there were conflicts with people you didnt like or whatever. This one is nice to talk about, though. In Trouble with the Curve, she plays the estranged daughter of crotchety baseball scout Clint Eastwood, who tags along on his scouting tour when his eyesight starts to go, and tries to repair their relationship. So, given that Clint Eastwood occupies roughly the same space in the American psyche as the faces on Mount Rushmore and the dollar bill, how was it to be up close all of a sudden? Hes very warm and generous, and theres a great humility about him. Ive worked with people who project a lot more sort of masculine intimidation naturally and thats not him at all. I think also, having worked with all these people on his crew together for so long, hes not at all guarded with them on set, so it makes the day go quickly and efficiently, and gets you through a lot of set-ups. Theres a bit of shorthand between people when theyve worked together for that long you feel like youre being allowed into his family. That really helps if youre playing a role like Mickie and you have to be this daughter confronting her father, which is not easy to do if you feel intimidated. And I wasnt at all intimidated. When you could really make Clint laugh, he gets a really teethy laugh and its so rewarding to get one of those. I always felt a certain sense of victory if I could get him to laugh like that. And its a movie about athletes in which Adams competently knocks a number of pitches off into the wide blue yonder. I suspect tomboy tendencies in her youth. Did that come naturally? Not at all! Though I do come from a family of athletic people. I just dont have a propensity for catching balls. My hand-eye coordination is terrible, so I had to train a lot. But I do love being, I wont say it its that line from Grease: If you cant be an athlete, be an athletic supporter. She titters away. Learning how to catch, how to pitch, how to swing, I worked with a coach. It was really empowering, cause Ive never been good at it. I realised I just was afraid of getting hit in the face with the ball. Wisely so, I guess, given that my current profession calls for people with intact faces. Oh God, this its like a minefield of balls-in-the-face jokes She was an army brat until she was nine. How did that affect her? It definitely makes you a little bit more transient, which can turn out to be a good quality in life, and in fact has helped me in what I do. When youre picking up and moving it does create well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place. Ten years after beginning to make her mark, Adams still trails behind her the residue of innocence and naivete that gathered around her after she appeared in Junebug. Followed shortly after by her winning turn as an animated Disney princess cast into a cynical live-action Manhattan in Enchanted, Junebug limited perceptions of Adams gifts for a couple of years. Junebug was a small independent movie about what back home means to southerners. Adams played Ashley Johnsten, a Georgia girl so naive and innocent, so impossibly kind and sweet, that literally one ankle or elbow in the wrong place from Adams would have brought the entire movie to a calamitous halt. One is astounded that a figure so unworldly can be delivered with such absolute, unironic conviction you leave the movie remembering almost nothing except her performance. I felt so free in that role. There were no consequences. I never knew if anyone would even see the movie. I wasnt even sure at that point that I was going to continue acting. There was no studio nosing about. It was the most free I have ever been as an actor ever. You cant go back to a time like that. Junebug was surely what earned her Enchanted, which largely thanks to Adams (and her equally gung-ho costar James Marsden) was an instant Disney classic, resting on the absolute conviction she gave to a character who talks to butterflies and believes you can make someone love you by singing at them. By now, with Catch Me, Junebug and Enchanted, she had played three eye-catching naifs in a row which didnt reflect her own view of her own abilities. If you hold those characters up next to each other, similar as they are, theres no way that they belong in the same world. But you really have to be careful you dont become the go-to girl for that kind of thing. David O Russell to the rescue, then. He met me and he said: Oh you are so not a princess type well have to do something about that! He said: I just want to expose that side of you, and give you the opportunity to shed the whole princess thing, because that isnt who you are its just one aspect of the work youve done. In The Fighter, Russell gave Adams Charlene, the hardscrabble working-class Irish-American bartender who takes on boxer Mark Wahlberg and, better yet, the grotesquely toxic matriarchy that he calls a family. I remember she has a tonne of siblings. Theres six others we are a baseball team! So she can fight? How many brothers? Four. So she can fight! Oh sure, but trust me, the sisters, the girls, we give just as good as we get in a family like ours! In one much talked-about scene in The Master, Adams, playing the imperious and scary wife of religious charlatan Lancaster Dodd, delivers a ferocious Lady Macbeth-like dressing-down to her husband as she furiously masturbates him over a bathroom sink. That scene was in the script from the beginning. It was actually one of my favourite scenes upon reading it because it helped let me know who the character was, and how much control and the lengths she will go to to maintain it Yes, people tend to remember that moment. The Master and the masturbator. Ladies and gentlemen, Amy Adams could be acting at this level for another 40 years. Plenty of archetypes to get to yet. I cannot wait. The Trouble with the Curve is released in the UK on 30 November Its an absolutely archetypal American face; you can read a multitude into it. Look long enough at Amy Adams pre-Raphaelite cascade of orange-red hair, her pale complexion with its susceptibility, no doubt, to freckles and sunburn the upturned chin, the tough-cookie set jaw, and the slender sloping nose, and soon enough you will discern the possibilities: Anne of Green Gables, Annie, if she was still young enough, or one of Willa Cathers doughty Nebraska Plainswomen Thea Kronberg, perhaps, from The Song of The Lark Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother, eyes fixed for ever on the middle distance, or any number of western farmwives or lady-gunfighters. Take names from Henry James or Edith Wharton Daisy Miller, Undine Spragg and Adams can be imagined embodying them all with ease and subtlety. In her most recent movie, Trouble with the Curve, shes the estranged daughter of another American icon, Clint Eastwood, no less, while in her most impressive and unsettling performance in several years, in Paul Thomas Andersons The Master, she is the womanly power behind the throne of yet another American archetype Philip Seymour Hoffmans avuncular, alcoholic religious fraud Lancaster Dodd. Twelve years ago, Adams played the lead in Cruel Intentions 2; she was suddenly lucky second-string Hollywood cannon fodder with a string of teen comedies and horror spoofs behind her, and the usual Young Hollywood TV guest-credits That 70s Show, Charmed, Providence, Smallville, and a memorable arc as Jenna Fischers redhead doppelganger on The Office. Ten years ago, she finally scored big, nabbing the showy part of girlfriend to then It Boy Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielbergs Catch Me If You Can. Nine years ago, the phone hadnt rung once since Catch Me If You Can, and she was thinking about jacking in the thespian life altogether, until a little no-budget movie named Junebug came her way. And look at her now: The Master is the second movie in which she has held her own in opposite Hoffman, the actors actor of our age, and she has already made two movies Doubt and Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep. She earned one Oscar nomination for Junebug and another for David O Russells The Fighter (shell get another for The Master, you watch), and will soon be working once again with Russell, a director uninterested in letting his performers settle into any comfortable groove. Next up, Supermans girlfriend in Man of Steel. Its all happening. And yet, she says, she sometimes forgets who she is, and how famous. I still think Im like the poor girl from Colorado who worked three jobs to buy a car. Thats still my mentality, so Ill be walking down the street, and I forget what I do and who I am. And someone will come up to me and say hi, and Im thinking, I must know you, and I realise that, no, I dont know them and they dont know me. At all! Really, Ive only been in the public eye since in a bigger way really only since Junebug and Enchanted, and I was already 30, 32 by then so Id already had a whole life when nobody cared at all about me. I was more used to that. You get that feeling when you meet her. Shes open, welcoming, warm, more concerned about your comfort than her own (dont sit there with the hot sun in your eyes try here), and today shes happier to be here than she sometimes is on these occasions. An assistant lays down a fat pile of posters for the movie and she asks: Am I supposed to sign these at the same time because I can multitask! She looks up, leaving the Sharpie and the signing until later. Sometimes youre doing this and youre revisiting a movie that wasnt that great an experience when you made it, or there were conflicts with people you didnt like or whatever. This one is nice to talk about, though. In Trouble with the Curve, she plays the estranged daughter of crotchety baseball scout Clint Eastwood, who tags along on his scouting tour when his eyesight starts to go, and tries to repair their relationship. So, given that Clint Eastwood occupies roughly the same space in the American psyche as the faces on Mount Rushmore and the dollar bill, how was it to be up close all of a sudden? Hes very warm and generous, and theres a great humility about him. Ive worked with people who project a lot more sort of masculine intimidation naturally and thats not him at all. I think also, having worked with all these people on his crew together for so long, hes not at all guarded with them on set, so it makes the day go quickly and efficiently, and gets you through a lot of set-ups. Theres a bit of shorthand between people when theyve worked together for that long you feel like youre being allowed into his family. That really helps if youre playing a role like Mickie and you have to be this daughter confronting her father, which is not easy to do if you feel intimidated. And I wasnt at all intimidated. When you could really make Clint laugh, he gets a really teethy laugh and its so rewarding to get one of those. I always felt a certain sense of victory if I could get him to laugh like that. And its a movie about athletes in which Adams competently knocks a number of pitches off into the wide blue yonder. I suspect tomboy tendencies in her youth. Did that come naturally? Not at all! Though I do come from a family of athletic people. I just dont have a propensity for catching balls. My hand-eye coordination is terrible, so I had to train a lot. But I do love being, I wont say it its that line from Grease: If you cant be an athlete, be an athletic supporter. She titters away. Learning how to catch, how to pitch, how to swing, I worked with a coach. It was really empowering, cause Ive never been good at it. I realised I just was afraid of getting hit in the face with the ball. Wisely so, I guess, given that my current profession calls for people with intact faces. Oh God, this its like a minefield of balls-in-the-face jokes She was an army brat until she was nine. How did that affect her? It definitely makes you a little bit more transient, which can turn out to be a good quality in life, and in fact has helped me in what I do. When youre picking up and moving it does create well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place. Ten years after beginning to make her mark, Adams still trails behind her the residue of innocence and naivete that gathered around her after she appeared in Junebug. Followed shortly after by her winning turn as an animated Disney princess cast into a cynical live-action Manhattan in Enchanted, Junebug limited perceptions of Adams gifts for a couple of years. Junebug was a small independent movie about what back home means to southerners. Adams played Ashley Johnsten, a Georgia girl so naive and innocent, so impossibly kind and sweet, that literally one ankle or elbow in the wrong place from Adams would have brought the entire movie to a calamitous halt. One is astounded that a figure so unworldly can be delivered with such absolute, unironic conviction you leave the movie remembering almost nothing except her performance. I felt so free in that role. There were no consequences. I never knew if anyone would even see the movie. I wasnt even sure at that point that I was going to continue acting. There was no studio nosing about. It was the most free I have ever been as an actor ever. You cant go back to a time like that. Junebug was surely what earned her Enchanted, which largely thanks to Adams (and her equally gung-ho costar James Marsden) was an instant Disney classic, resting on the absolute conviction she gave to a character who talks to butterflies and believes you can make someone love you by singing at them. By now, with Catch Me, Junebug and Enchanted, she had played three eye-catching naifs in a row which didnt reflect her own view of her own abilities. If you hold those characters up next to each other, similar as they are, theres no way that they belong in the same world. But you really have to be careful you dont become the go-to girl for that kind of thing. David O Russell to the rescue, then. He met me and he said: Oh you are so not a princess type well have to do something about that! He said: I just want to expose that side of you, and give you the opportunity to shed the whole princess thing, because that isnt who you are its just one aspect of the work youve done. In The Fighter, Russell gave Adams Charlene, the hardscrabble working-class Irish-American bartender who takes on boxer Mark Wahlberg and, better yet, the grotesquely toxic matriarchy that he calls a family. I remember she has a tonne of siblings. Theres six others we are a baseball team! So she can fight? How many brothers? Four. So she can fight! Oh sure, but trust me, the sisters, the girls, we give just as good as we get in a family like ours! In one much talked-about scene in The Master, Adams, playing the imperious and scary wife of religious charlatan Lancaster Dodd, delivers a ferocious Lady Macbeth-like dressing-down to her husband as she furiously masturbates him over a bathroom sink. That scene was in the script from the beginning. It was actually one of my favourite scenes upon reading it because it helped let me know who the character was, and how much control and the lengths she will go to to maintain it Yes, people tend to remember that moment. The Master and the masturbator. Ladies and gentlemen, Amy Adams could be acting at this level for another 40 years. Plenty of archetypes to get to yet. I cannot wait. The Trouble with the Curve is released in the UK on 30 November

  • Mandingo

    Its an absolutely archetypal American face; you can read a multitude into it. Look long enough at Amy Adams pre-Raphaelite cascade of orange-red hair, her pale complexion with its susceptibility, no doubt, to freckles and sunburn the upturned chin, the tough-cookie set jaw, and the slender sloping nose, and soon enough you will discern the possibilities: Anne of Green Gables, Annie, if she was still young enough, or one of Willa Cathers doughty Nebraska Plainswomen Thea Kronberg, perhaps, from The Song of The Lark Dorothea Langes Migrant Mother, eyes fixed for ever on the middle distance, or any number of western farmwives or lady-gunfighters. Take names from Henry James or Edith Wharton Daisy Miller, Undine Spragg and Adams can be imagined embodying them all with ease and subtlety. In her most recent movie, Trouble with the Curve, shes the estranged daughter of another American icon, Clint Eastwood, no less, while in her most impressive and unsettling performance in several years, in Paul Thomas Andersons The Master, she is the womanly power behind the throne of yet another American archetype Philip Seymour Hoffmans avuncular, alcoholic religious fraud Lancaster Dodd. Twelve years ago, Adams played the lead in Cruel Intentions 2; she was suddenly lucky second-string Hollywood cannon fodder with a string of teen comedies and horror spoofs behind her, and the usual Young Hollywood TV guest-credits That 70s Show, Charmed, Providence, Smallville, and a memorable arc as Jenna Fischers redhead doppelganger on The Office. Ten years ago, she finally scored big, nabbing the showy part of girlfriend to then It Boy Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielbergs Catch Me If You Can. Nine years ago, the phone hadnt rung once since Catch Me If You Can, and she was thinking about jacking in the thespian life altogether, until a little no-budget movie named Junebug came her way. And look at her now: The Master is the second movie in which she has held her own in opposite Hoffman, the actors actor of our age, and she has already made two movies Doubt and Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep. She earned one Oscar nomination for Junebug and another for David O Russells The Fighter (shell get another for The Master, you watch), and will soon be working once again with Russell, a director uninterested in letting his performers settle into any comfortable groove. Next up, Supermans girlfriend in Man of Steel. Its all happening. And yet, she says, she sometimes forgets who she is, and how famous. I still think Im like the poor girl from Colorado who worked three jobs to buy a car. Thats still my mentality, so Ill be walking down the street, and I forget what I do and who I am. And someone will come up to me and say hi, and Im thinking, I must know you, and I realise that, no, I dont know them and they dont know me. At all! Really, Ive only been in the public eye since in a bigger way really only since Junebug and Enchanted, and I was already 30, 32 by then so Id already had a whole life when nobody cared at all about me. I was more used to that. You get that feeling when you meet her. Shes open, welcoming, warm, more concerned about your comfort than her own (dont sit there with the hot sun in your eyes try here), and today shes happier to be here than she sometimes is on these occasions. An assistant lays down a fat pile of posters for the movie and she asks: Am I supposed to sign these at the same time because I can multitask! She looks up, leaving the Sharpie and the signing until later. Sometimes youre doing this and youre revisiting a movie that wasnt that great an experience when you made it, or there were conflicts with people you didnt like or whatever. This one is nice to talk about, though. In Trouble with the Curve, she plays the estranged daughter of crotchety baseball scout Clint Eastwood, who tags along on his scouting tour when his eyesight starts to go, and tries to repair their relationship. So, given that Clint Eastwood occupies roughly the same space in the American psyche as the faces on Mount Rushmore and the dollar bill, how was it to be up close all of a sudden? Hes very warm and generous, and theres a great humility about him. Ive worked with people who project a lot more sort of masculine intimidation naturally and thats not him at all. I think also, having worked with all these people on his crew together for so long, hes not at all guarded with them on set, so it makes the day go quickly and efficiently, and gets you through a lot of set-ups. Theres a bit of shorthand between people when theyve worked together for that long you feel like youre being allowed into his family. That really helps if youre playing a role like Mickie and you have to be this daughter confronting her father, which is not easy to do if you feel intimidated. And I wasnt at all intimidated. When you could really make Clint laugh, he gets a really teethy laugh and its so rewarding to get one of those. I always felt a certain sense of victory if I could get him to laugh like that. And its a movie about athletes in which Adams competently knocks a number of pitches off into the wide blue yonder. I suspect tomboy tendencies in her youth. Did that come naturally? Not at all! Though I do come from a family of athletic people. I just dont have a propensity for catching balls. My hand-eye coordination is terrible, so I had to train a lot. But I do love being, I wont say it its that line from Grease: If you cant be an athlete, be an athletic supporter. She titters away. Learning how to catch, how to pitch, how to swing, I worked with a coach. It was really empowering, cause Ive never been good at it. I realised I just was afraid of getting hit in the face with the ball. Wisely so, I guess, given that my current profession calls for people with intact faces. Oh God, this its like a minefield of balls-in-the-face jokes She was an army brat until she was nine. How did that affect her? It definitely makes you a little bit more transient, which can turn out to be a good quality in life, and in fact has helped me in what I do. When youre picking up and moving it does create well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place. Ten years after beginning to make her mark, Adams still trails behind her the residue of innocence and naivete that gathered around her after she appeared in Junebug. Followed shortly after by her winning turn as an animated Disney princess cast into a cynical live-action Manhattan in Enchanted, Junebug limited perceptions of Adams gifts for a couple of years. Junebug was a small independent movie about what back home means to southerners. Adams played Ashley Johnsten, a Georgia girl so naive and innocent, so impossibly kind and sweet, that literally one ankle or elbow in the wrong place from Adams would have brought the entire movie to a calamitous halt. One is astounded that a figure so unworldly can be delivered with such absolute, unironic conviction you leave the movie remembering almost nothing except her performance. I felt so free in that role. There were no consequences. I never knew if anyone would even see the movie. I wasnt even sure at that point that I was going to continue acting. There was no studio nosing about. It was the most free I have ever been as an actor ever. You cant go back to a time like that. Junebug was surely what earned her Enchanted, which largely thanks to Adams (and her equally gung-ho costar James Marsden) was an instant Disney classic, resting on the absolute conviction she gave to a character who talks to butterflies and believes you can make someone love you by singing at them. By now, with Catch Me, Junebug and Enchanted, she had played three eye-catching naifs in a row which didnt reflect her own view of her own abilities. If you hold those characters up next to each other, similar as they are, theres no way that they belong in the same world. But you really have to be careful you dont become the go-to girl for that kind of thing. David O Russell to the rescue, then. He met me and he said: Oh you are so not a princess type well have to do something about that! He said: I just want to expose that side of you, and give you the opportunity to shed the whole princess thing, because that isnt who you are its just one aspect of the work youve done. In The Fighter, Russell gave Adams Charlene, the hardscrabble working-class Irish-American bartender who takes on boxer Mark Wahlberg and, better yet, the grotesquely toxic matriarchy that he calls a family. I remember she has a tonne of siblings. Theres six others we are a baseball team! So she can fight? How many brothers? Four. So she can fight! Oh sure, but trust me, the sisters, the girls, we give just as good as we get in a family like ours! In one much talked-about scene in The Master, Adams, playing the imperious and scary wife of religious charlatan Lancaster Dodd, delivers a ferocious Lady Macbeth-like dressing-down to her husband as she furiously masturbates him over a bathroom sink. That scene was in the script from the beginning. It was actually one of my favourite scenes upon reading it because it helped let me know who the character was, and how much control and the lengths she will go to to maintain it Yes, people tend to remember that moment. The Master and the masturbator. Ladies and gentlemen, Amy Adams could be acting at this level for another 40 years. Plenty of archetypes to get to yet. I cannot wait. The Trouble with the Curve is released in the UK on 30 November

  • Anonymous

    NO hatefull comments or critique of anyone, just wanted to say good interview, good job.

  • Anonymous

    damn these 50 dickriders like to hold Game to a double standard dont they? if 50 was dissing you would be hearing "Get Em FIF!!" but when its Game they just start crying, looks like they still havent forgiven Game for what he did to Gunit in 05

    • Milehighkid303

      You were probably one of those KIDS wearing a G-Unot T-shirt huh duke?? You like everyone else FORGET the only reason you know of this guy is cause of Dre/50.......save face bro, the guy makes himeself look silly and HIS FANS of his make him look dumber. Go listen to that ESSAY he wrote about them in 05' in your bedroom lil boy.

  • King O

    Game knows Fif is about to blow up again and now, Game's trying to jump in 50's limelight, because he is burnt out. #d*ckr*der

  • fcvs

    first this hhdx dick rider says that blood on christ is "a dope ass song", you must be fucking kidding that shit sucks balls then game knows that jay-z is sagittarius, he must know him better than beyonce what a joke

  • yoloswag

    I feel like this is an inside joke amongst the hiphopdx staff-- how many headlines in a row can we make of Game talking about someone else?

  • Poseidon

    His album is hot (I am surprised)...Ali Bomaye...is tough!! But the whole thing is good. And this is the first album I'll buy and listen to from him.

  • rahrahrah

    Read the interview. Don't have a single Game song. Listened to the song he had with Scarface, because I'm a fan of Scarface. Didn't like Scarface's verse. That rarely happens. Liked his explanation of Holy Ghost, Prius metaphor. It's nice to know that his thoughts are layered. Listened to Blood of Christ, because he seems really proud of it. Not my cup of tea. As for advice regarding the Christian walk. Continue to go to Church and get the Word.

  • Anonymous

    this dummy still thinks saying shit like this is gonna sell him more records. have fun with your 80k first week Chuck.

  • TaZzZ

    Never disliked this guy so much... I used to like this cat but he's too much of a clown to even enjoy his music. You can tell he's not a very spiritual, or intelligent, type of guy. I mean listen to his explanations of being spiritual and the concept, its not grounded in anything, its literally just use of the religion metaphor for shock value but it serves no purpose. Wackest interview in a minute... Everything this guy says is for pure shock value, attention and record sales. What does he have to do with 50, Jay-Z or Frank Ocean, how bout talk about your own shit.

  • Game50

    My prediction...50 will realize that he needs to do something drastic to improve his career and as money comes before anything for him - he will reach out to Game finally and they will make a new record together.

    • Chris

      50 has stated in interviews that he wants nothing to do with Game cuz he doesn't even know what caused the beef in the first place. Game is the one who needs 50, not the other way around.

    • Anonymous

      your predictions retarded and so is game. dude literally jus finished dissing him all month then decides he should reach out to FIF? then the dude has the audacity to reach out to jay z? if you ask me GAMES ego's out of wack, not fifs

  • Milehighkid303

    Last time I'm commenting on this stupid fool......HE CAN WRITE, I know that as a Hip Hop head, WHERE HE LOSES CRED, is HOW HE ACTS. PERIOD. Offer 50 peace?? Lol....ok fam. 50 need to just go ahead and BURY homie, for real. Like 50 has ADMITTED through songs, lyrics, interviews, HE AINT FUCKIN WITH THESE FRAUDS. The man REALLY grew up in that enviornment, it's not a game to him and he really doesn't play around. The guy is a hustler in the TRUEST form, he get what he want, how he wants and he doesn't care. Yea you fans have an issue with 50, but at the end of the day, he MAYBE the only cat in Hip Hop history to stay TRUE TO HIMSELF the whole way through other then 2pac.....that's just my two cents......let the 50 dickriding comments commence.....

    • Milehighkid303

      ^^^^^That was my point fam, my "dickriding" was in lue of folks on here who get at me cause I'm a big 50 fan.....that was all. Peace bruh. N yea my statement is all truth. Thanks though.

    • Anonymous

      50 dickriding? you think your opinion has some deep, untold or some shit? WE KNOW ALL OF THIS. the only people that fuck with game, fuck with him because his albums heatin up or its got some features, dudes literally bi-polar psychopath

  • 614grind

    Dudes like to talk that "old rapper", "washed up" shit until they quickly realize how fast time goes by and they become the "old guy". Then they realize that 40 is young!

  • gah11

    Listen to what Game said in the song: I Remember: i ate that pussy after Jay hit it!!!!! lol So he likes to fuck and ate pussy after Jay-Z what a dumbass

  • Anonymous

    Yeah mane...its time to let 50s nuts go...

  • YOU LOST

    quit pleading for reconciliation with fif it will never happen. YOU LOST

  • THA TRUTH

    SUPPORT JESUS PIECE....classic...GAME = realest rapper alive..