Eminem’s contributions to the world of Hip-Hop cannot be understated in any way. Artists such as Skylar Grey still get starstruck working with him even now. It seems Eminem’s popularity continues to skyrocket even now.
Slim Shady is also never shy from telling fans about his humble beginnings, as he grew up very poor and portrayed as such in the film 8 Mile. He also previously opened up his own restaurant called ‘Mom’s spaghetti based on a famous line from the movie’s anthem, “Lose Yourself.”
Mad Max: Fury Road is regarded as one of the best action films of all time and it truly helped elevate Tom Hardy’s career to the next level. The people who helped make the movie have now revealed something huge.
While speaking to Vulture, the film’s lead storyboard artist Mark Sexton revealed that Eminem was considered for the role of Max Rockatansky. This role eventually went to Tom Hardy, who portrayed it to perfection.
“This is something I don’t hear about very much and that George [Miller] never admits, but I have a very, very, very strong memory of George talking about Eminem for Max.
Production and development executive Petrina Hull added, “That is true! See, that’s one of those wild-card things: There were always these people that George would see in popular culture, and he’d want to know more about this person.”
This was not all as even Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller felt Eminem had what it takes to play the character after looking at Eminem’s performance in 8 Mile.
“He’d done 8 Mile, and I found that really interesting — I thought, ‘He’s got that quality,We’d done the first Happy Feet with the late Brittany Murphy, and she had done 8 Mile, so I asked her what he was like and would this be something really interesting for him? She had no reservations about saying what a wonderful talent he is.”
While Eminem never got to star in the film, he still remains one of the most legendary rappers in the history of the industry. He is also busy preparing for the Super Bowl Halftime show and that is what Eminem is focused on right now.