Eric Wright Jr., son of NWA frontman “Eazy E” told TMZ that he was probably going to play his father in the Ice Cube produced biopic, “Straight Outta Compton”. But just before the news could settle in good, E’s daughter, Erin Bria Wright, sent Black Voices a press release. Here’s what she had to say:
I feel the role of my dad in a biopic should “Not” just be a “given” to my brother Lil Eazy solely on the strength that he is my father’s junior! To be honest my father has four sons total who all resemble him in their own way, just as I have an uncanny resemblance to my father and I am a girl. I think my brother should have to audition and earn the role by delivering a great read instead of just being handed the role—and I’d like to add that I feel I should have that same opportunity to audition for the role as well, and be given equal consideration based on my acting ability and not just my relation. I have dreamed of getting this role for many years now, as I have always been inspired by how Hilary Swank played a boy in “Boys Don’t Cry,” which I’ve referenced in a past AllHipHop.com interview in 2007.