Cardi B expands his career in Hollywood. Along with her thriving music career, the singer is also venturing into the acting side of the industry. His first time on television was in 2015 on the VH1 reality series, “Love and Hip-Hop”.
She recently starred in the franchise’s latest installment “Fast and Furious” and will apparently appear in the upcoming chapter, F10. Cardi was set to appear in her first film role as the title character this year; however, things did not go as planned.
The 29-year-old was slated to star in ‘Assisted Living’ as the lead character, Amber, but pulled out of the film just a month before production. This led to the film being temporarily scrapped and, according to Deadline, possible legal action.
Cardi B dropped out of ‘assisted living’ a week before production
Cardi B just dropped her role in a comedy feature film called “Assisted Living.” According to Deadline, the “Bodak Yellow” singer pulled out of the Paramount Pictures project just a week before production began. The rest of the cast and crew were informed that the film was temporarily on hold.
Informed sources Deadline that the reason for Cardi’s departure had to do with her taking on more projects than her schedule could handle. The result was that the Bronx-born singer ran over her already busy schedule and had to cancel.
Paramount has yet to confirm the news of the star’s exit. When a key player on a project pulls out so close to the time production is due to start, legal action usually follows. However, sources revealed that the cast and crew still hope to have everything figured out by the end of the year.
The film’s director, Thembi Banks, was supposed to make her directing debut with the $30 million budget film; however, it will have to be postponed. “Assisted Living” was written by Kay Oyegun.
Cardi is Amber in “Assisted Living”
The Paramount comedy will apparently follow in the line of movies like “Tootsie,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Sister Act.” It has also been described as a “loud comedy” with its share of touching moments. “Assisted Living” was originally going to be Cardi’s first starring role in a movie before she retired.
The movie is about a petty crook named Amber, played by Cardi. The character finds himself in more trouble than expected after a heist gone wrong. The ensuing result is her trying to escape the cops and her old crew.
Almost out of options, Amber decides to wear old lady’s clothes and a gray wig and dress up as an elderly woman. The character then hides in a place where the police and his gang would not even think to look, a retirement home for the elderly.
On January 14, the singer confirmed her role in “Assisted Living” by retweet a message posted by one of his followers, @hosthetics, which read “WAP = working at Paramount”.
Cardi will appear in ‘Fast & Furious 9’
Cardi recently appeared in “Fast & Furious 9” as a character called Leysa. The motor racing action movie was supposed to be released in 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
His character first appeared when Dom, played by Vin Diesel, was arrested in the UK. He was picked up and moved to the back of an Interpol truck, then the masked agents began to remove their helmets, revealing that they were all women.
Cardi’s character Leysa is revealed and had a short chat with Dom where she said she would still be “stealing gas” if it wasn’t for him. Although Cardi’s character appeared for a short time, Leysa will apparently have an even bigger role in the film’s 10th installment.
Cardi’s other TV appearances
Aside from her recent movie appearances, Cardi began her screen time in 2015 with the VH1 reality show “Love and Hip-Hop.” She rose to fame shortly after the sixth season of the reality series due to “her ability to crank out stunt doubles”.
The “Press” singer was on the show for two seasons, and on December 30, 2016, she announced her plans to leave “Love and Hip-Hop” to fully focus on her music career. She had already made her music debut in 2015 after releasing a remix of “Boom Boom” by Jamaican singer Shaggy.
The 29-year-old also appeared on Netflix’s unscripted music competition show, ‘Rhythm + Flow’. She served as a judge with artists like Chance the Rapper and T.I. Cardi was also an executive producer on the show.