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Thread started 03/28/11 1:14pm

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Prince's Acting skills

it might sound crazy but i think prince showed a lot of acting potential

he could have really been good if he took it seriously.

he did fairly well considering the terrible script in GB and UTCM.

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Reply #1 posted 03/28/11 1:17pm

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formallypickles said:

it might sound crazy but i think prince showed a lot of acting potential

he could have really been good if he took it seriously.

he did fairly well considering the terrible script in GB and UTCM.

Yeah, absolutely bonkers.

lol

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Reply #2 posted 03/28/11 1:17pm

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Hmmm, I don't think he was THAT great, lol. He was decent, it's fun watching him though. I think he did good in the partyman music video biggrin

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Reply #3 posted 03/28/11 1:21pm

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Hmmm, I don't think he was THAT great, lol. He was decent, it's fun watching him though. I think he did good in the partyman music video biggrin

The only time I liked him acting nod

Man, I love that video biggrin

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Reply #4 posted 03/28/11 1:29pm

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mblevels said:

InternationalLover82 said:

Hmmm, I don't think he was THAT great, lol. He was decent, it's fun watching him though. I think he did good in the partyman music video biggrin

The only time I liked him acting nod

Man, I love that video biggrin

thats what im saying

if prince really tried he could be a good actor

unlike singers trying to act (beyonce) he has alittle bit of talent there

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Reply #5 posted 03/28/11 1:29pm

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I just watched Graffitti Bridge for the first time, and his facial expressions are OVER THE TOP!! Like when he's watching Tevin Campbell sing Round and Round....hilarious...

I did love his face when his band mates told him his "future wife" was over at Morris' club.

He puts some acting into his songs too....I mean, drama....

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Reply #6 posted 03/28/11 1:33pm

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So does prince have a future in comedic acting or serious dramas?

Maybe he should start off with softcore porn and work his way up.

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Reply #7 posted 03/28/11 1:40pm

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formallypickles said:

So does prince have a future in comedic acting or serious dramas?

Maybe he should start off with softcore porn and work his way up.

Maybe he should just concentrate on making album that is worth more than a 30p cover price.

The softcore porn thing would no doubt be a big success though. lol

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Reply #8 posted 03/28/11 1:48pm

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Prince actually had some nice moments in Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon. With a little more training, he could have been a pretty fair actor.

But I think what made Purple Rain work is that (at that stage, anyway) people still didn't know much about him. Now, he's too well-known as himself - by which, I mean that his onstage persona is too established - for him to "shape shift" the way an actor has to be able to in order to be successful. (Successful in terms of believability. Making a lot of money is a whole 'nother thing.)

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Reply #9 posted 03/28/11 1:53pm

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TheDigitalGardener said:

formallypickles said:

So does prince have a future in comedic acting or serious dramas?

Maybe he should start off with softcore porn and work his way up.

Maybe he should just concentrate on making album that is worth more than a 30p cover price.

The softcore porn thing would no doubt be a big success though. lol

i know in prince spirit its natural to do an album every year but maybe he should take it slow and do other projects he might get some unexpected inspiration and make another classic album.

i wonder if he ever paints anymore? if so it would be nice if he auctions some paintings off for charity. Prince Fams would be the first in line to buy.

and softcore did wonders for Kim Kardashians career. lol

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Genesia said:

Prince actually had some nice moments in Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon. With a little more training, he could have been a pretty fair actor.

But I think what made Purple Rain work is that (at that stage, anyway) people still didn't know much about him. Now, he's too well-known as himself - by which, I mean that his onstage persona is too established - for him to "shape shift" the way an actor has to be able to in order to be successful. (Successful in terms of believability. Making a lot of money is a whole 'nother thing.)

i.e. the ventrilaquist part... loved it. And the "Wreka Stow" scene in UTCM.

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Genesia said:

Prince actually had some nice moments in Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon. With a little more training, he could have been a pretty fair actor.

But I think what made Purple Rain work is that (at that stage, anyway) people still didn't know much about him. Now, he's too well-known as himself - by which, I mean that his onstage persona is too established - for him to "shape shift" the way an actor has to be able to in order to be successful. (Successful in terms of believability. Making a lot of money is a whole 'nother thing.)

I agree there. I actually just watched UTCM a few days ago again and I think when Prince is jammin' to Life can be so nice then sees Mary driving up, I think that was pretty good acting there razz

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Reply #12 posted 03/28/11 1:55pm

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lPoeticl said:

Genesia said:

Prince actually had some nice moments in Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon. With a little more training, he could have been a pretty fair actor.

But I think what made Purple Rain work is that (at that stage, anyway) people still didn't know much about him. Now, he's too well-known as himself - by which, I mean that his onstage persona is too established - for him to "shape shift" the way an actor has to be able to in order to be successful. (Successful in terms of believability. Making a lot of money is a whole 'nother thing.)

i.e. the ventrilaquist part... loved it. And the "Wreka Stow" scene in UTCM.

Uhhhh...no. Those wouldn't be my picks.

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Reply #13 posted 03/28/11 1:59pm

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Genesia said:

lPoeticl said:

i.e. the ventrilaquist part... loved it. And the "Wreka Stow" scene in UTCM.

Uhhhh...no. Those wouldn't be my picks.

I really liked those parts...compared to some of the crap I see on T.V. I would consider that acting. I would also include the Lake Minetonka Part.

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Genesia said:

Prince actually had some nice moments in Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon. With a little more training, he could have been a pretty fair actor.

But I think what made Purple Rain work is that (at that stage, anyway) people still didn't know much about him. Now, he's too well-known as himself - by which, I mean that his onstage persona is too established - for him to "shape shift" the way an actor has to be able to in order to be successful. (Successful in terms of believability. Making a lot of money is a whole 'nother thing.)

^ i agree, hes to established now to be "believable" in a movie.

the audience can't shed the "Prince" persona.

but in the 80s he could of took it futher if he really wanted to.

[Edited 3/28/11 14:00pm]

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Reply #15 posted 03/28/11 2:14pm

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formallypickles said:

TheDigitalGardener said:

Maybe he should just concentrate on making album that is worth more than a 30p cover price.

The softcore porn thing would no doubt be a big success though. lol

i know in prince spirit its natural to do an album every year but maybe he should take it slow and do other projects he might get some unexpected inspiration and make another classic album.

i wonder if he ever paints anymore? if so it would be nice if he auctions some paintings off for charity. Prince Fams would be the first in line to buy.

and softcore did wonders for Kim Kardashians career. lol

I agree 100% with this, i'm just not sure that acting should be that other project.

The painting sounds interesting.

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Reply #16 posted 03/28/11 2:44pm

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A Christopher Tracy is the best role i've ever seen. Arogant, but funny. Simply Prince.

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Reply #17 posted 03/28/11 2:48pm

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1984 was a long time ago, and I get the feeling playing an insular moody asshole wasn't that much of a stretch.

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Reply #18 posted 03/28/11 2:50pm

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NouveauDance said:

1984 was a long time ago, and I get the feeling playing an insular moody asshole wasn't that much of a stretch.

i think he could do well as an artist struggling with mental illness

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Reply #19 posted 03/28/11 3:38pm

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Prince's acting whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat...? eyepop

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Reply #20 posted 03/28/11 4:11pm

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NouveauDance said:

1984 was a long time ago, and I get the feeling playing an insular moody asshole wasn't that much of a stretch.

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Reply #21 posted 03/28/11 4:12pm

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Prince is hardly an actor. The only movies that he's made are ones where his character isn't that far removed from himself. In PR, he was the emotionally unstable musician, in UTCM he was a happy whore, and in GB he was a brooding artist. These "characters" were just snapshots of himself at the time. We've never seen P take on an actual acting role, where he has to a) play a character different from his own and b) doesn't have the final say in the shots or edits of the movie....and we never will (hopefully).

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Reply #22 posted 03/28/11 5:37pm

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hes alright but i wouldnt care if he was really bad i would still watch lol lol

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Reply #23 posted 03/31/11 4:53pm

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We have all had a laugh when prince gets shot at end of cherry moon that was funny as fuck,but the bit in purple rain when his mum is crying on bed and prince says ma,now that was good.
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Reply #24 posted 03/31/11 5:05pm

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When Prince is on stage or doing interviews....He's acting.

I think he's an ok actor. Graffiti Bridge was terrible because of his directing--not his acting.

He's far, far, faaaaaarrrr better than many of the singers that have been given movie roles

(except Cher of course).



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Reply #25 posted 03/31/11 5:07pm

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SagsWay2low said:

When Prince is on stage or doing interviews....He's acting.

I think he's an ok actor. Graffiti Bridge was terrible because of his directing--not his acting.

He's far, far, faaaaaarrrr better than many of the singers that have been given movie roles

(except Cher of course).

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Reply #26 posted 03/31/11 5:10pm

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Genesia said:

SagsWay2low said:

When Prince is on stage or doing interviews....He's acting.

I think he's an ok actor. Graffiti Bridge was terrible because of his directing--not his acting.

He's far, far, faaaaaarrrr better than many of the singers that have been given movie roles

(except Cher of course).

nod

I'm always shocked to see people not realize this. He's acting almost ALL the time.

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Reply #27 posted 03/31/11 5:12pm

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Genesia said:

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I'm always shocked to see people not realize this. He's acting almost ALL the time.

Thanks for not flamering me with my post. hug

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Reply #28 posted 03/31/11 6:26pm

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Rumor:

Heard from someone last night that he was in fact doing another movie... but not like any of his others...

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Reply #29 posted 03/31/11 7:12pm

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lPoeticl said:

Rumor:

Heard from someone last night that he was in fact doing another movie... but not like any of his others...

Why kinda of movie? give us details! lol

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