Snoop Dogg, the legendary artist with a prolific career spanning decades, recently shared a remarkable incident that left a lasting impression on him as a significant “welcome to Hollywood” moment.
During a 2020 interview on the widely followed All The Smoke podcast hosted by Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Snoop Dogg, also known as Tha Doggfather, revisited a captivating anecdote that has since gained renewed attention and gone viral. He recounted an incident involving Vince Vaughn, his co-star from the 2004 film “Starsky & Hutch.”
Snoop Dogg explained, “We rehearsing, and in the scene, it says, well, Vince is gonna say a line, and then my character, Huggy Bear, is going to interrupt him,” he said. “And Vince is going to say ‘Hey! Don’t you interrupt me.”
In the retelling, Snoop Dogg elaborated, “N***a sayin’ his lines, I’m already doing my shit. The n***a say something like, ‘Hey, man.’ That n—a said, BOW! He slapped the dog shit outta me. He slapped the dog shit out of me. But the n***a in me was finna punch him, right, but the actor in me, the actor in me was like … and I shrugged it off, and I went to my next line, and I did that shit, and I killed it.”
This candid revelation by Snoop Dogg offers a glimpse into the complex dynamics that can unfold on a film set, where personal instincts intersect with the demands of embodying a character.
The incident with Vince Vaughn, far from derailing the scene, ultimately underscored Snoop Dogg’s commitment to his craft, as he channeled both his genuine reaction and his acting prowess into a seamless portrayal.