Common has always been known as a great emcee but has more recently been receiving accolades for his roles in front of the camera on the big screen. Coming off of his critically acclaimed performance in Selma, the Chicago native recently detailed his part in another movie he’s participating in.

Recently speaking to fans and media at Essence Fest, Common talked about his role in the upcoming movie, Barbershop 3.

“I just finished filming Barbershop 3, which I was really excited to be a part of,” he said when asked about the movie via a segment of today’s (July 8) DX Daily. “I hadn’t done a comedy ever. I was part of a movie called Date Night but it’s like coming home, the movie is based in Chicago and it’s being around all these great talented actors and comedians from Ice Cube to Cedric The Entertainer to Eve to Nicki Minaj to Dion Cole and this actor named Lamorne [Morris] and Regina Hall.”

Common also spoke about why Barbershop 3 is the perfect combination of cultural reflection and comedy.

“It’s just a great experience working with Malcolm Lee as the director,” he said. “I was excited because the story is also dealing with the Chicago vibe, but Barbershop is a comedy so you get [the best of both worlds].”

Watch the full DX Daily segment below:

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