2019 marks 25 years since the release of Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), an album that shifted the culture forever. This year, they’re slating to hit the road for a 25th-anniversary tour but they’ve also been working on a few TV projects. On Friday, the Mass Appeal-produced documentary, Of Mics & Men debuted on Showtime and Hulu’s readying a show based on the Staten Island collective. Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga is set to star Dave East who will be taking on the role of Shotgun, a character based on Method Man. Meth recently sat down for the latest episode of GQ’s Undercover web series where he explained exactly why he thought East was a good fit.
A few people have asked Method Man why he would have Dave East play him when he could play himself. Meth explained that it would look incredibly weird if he tried to play a younger version of himself but more importantly, it was a good opportunity for himself and East.
“I cannot play myself as a young myself, it wouldn’t even look right,” he said. “I saw it as an opportunity for somebody that’s like myself when I first got into it, ’cause there weren’t a lot of people giving you the chance to show that you can do it,” he continued.”
“So when I seen Dave’s name in the pot, I was like, ‘yeah, he’s just like me,” he added.
Meth also spoke on the Wu-Tang Clan’s existence in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who would survive the Hunger Games, and more.