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REELZ: more bullshit - actor to play Prince chosen

Dallas Observer says, in part:

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An offer to audition for the role of Prince in a movie would be a dream come true for any funk aficionado, but when Dallas-based musician Ronnie Heart got the email, he didn't respond at first.

A friend had seen an open call for actors by AMS Pictures and tagged Heart on Facebook. "I was recommended because everyone compares me to Prince all the time — the musical style, the style of my performances," Heart says. "Somehow I carry the aura in a very similar way."

Heart inquired with the producer, but he chickened out once he learned more about the audition process.

"She said, 'Well, you have to send in an audition tape and you have to read some lines, and I've never acted before so I felt shy and didn't do it," he says. "I shrugged it off and forgot about it."

The production, a docudrama being filmed by AMS in Dallas for the Reelz Channel, found its Prince. But meanwhile, the producer kept hearing that Heart was a perfect fit for the role. She approached him again a few days later, this time with a slightly different offer: She needed someone who could play the instruments.

"She said, 'We've got the actor who’s gonna play him, but we also need someone who knows how to play all these instruments. Someone said you can play anything that would be in the studio,'" Heart recalls.

He worked as a stunt musician for the movie. (Its working title and release date are still under wraps.) In closeup shots when the Prince character needed to play music, Heart donned the purple suit with frilly cuffs and made the performance look authentic.

"They had me play basically after every shot that the actor did. I’d have to come in and put on his wardrobe," he says. "I’d play the chords to whatever song it was, depending on what instrument."

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Reply #1 posted 08/05/22 2:28pm

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The article is from 2017.

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Reply #2 posted 08/05/22 3:10pm

laytonian

2017 Reelz "news". I refuse to watch their crap.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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