Drake To Have ‘Significant Role’ In New ‘Top Boy’ Series After He Buys Show From Channel 4
“[Drake is] so famous you would expect him to be this crazy character but he’s actually quite boring, in a good way."
Top Boy, the crime drama which stars Ashley Walters and Kano, is not only getting a new, long-awaited third season – it’s also going to be starring both Drake and Skepta.
Why Top Boy? As it turns out, Drake’s been a long-term fan, saying back in 2014: “Everybody on Top Boy gives such incredible performances. That show is just too good.”
Speaking to The Daily Mirror, Ashley Walters, who plays the lead, Dushane, spoke about Drake’s ‘significant role’ in the upcoming series, which comes after the Canadian bought the show from Channel 4.
“We met up to start talking about the show and we are working out a role for him,” Walters said.
“He loves acting, of course he wanted a part.
“He’s going to be really hands on and is getting stuck into it.”
But what was it actually like meeting one of the most popular artists in the world right now?
“He is such a down to earth, nice guy,” Ashley said. “He’s so famous you would expect him to be this crazy character but he’s actually quite boring, in a good way.
“I had a meeting with him and I brought all of my kids along. My eldest was chatting away in his ear for ages and he was just cool.”
Drake's love affair with the UK continues...
— Ashley Walters (@AshleyWalters82) October 9, 2014
Drake even gave Top Boy a shout-out on his 2015 track, ‘Know Yourself’.
This wouldn’t be Aubrey Graham’s first foray into the acting world, as he starred in the Canadian soap Degrassi: The Next Generation for six years in the early 2000s.
In other news, Drake released More Life a few weeks ago. (Obvs.) Listen again here.
Meanwhile, Drake said that he was frustrated with Kanye West for “publicly sh*tting” on him. Read more here.
Also, Drake gave a surprise performance at The Weeknd’s recent gig in London. Find out more here.
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