Noel Clarke Talks About The Uk Film Industry And David Cameron With Bbc 1Xtra's Ace
Noel Clarke recently spoke out about the misconceptions of the acting industry and why David Cameron hasn’t got anything interesting to say as far as he’s concerned. Noel sat down with 1Xtra’s Ace to talk about his heavy involvement with his productions, saying: "If I did not multitask, if I did not write, direct and act, I would be homeless right now. I’m telling you, the work’s not there..."
He went on to say: "I realised early on in my acting career, when I was borrowing money from my girl to get a travel card, I was like, 'Hold on a second! If I don’t start doing more stuff, I’m going to be living on the street.' So it was a necessity. I HAD to start writing, I HAD to start doing other stuff just to keep my head above water.”
He also spoke about his part in 'Star Trek 2', which is due to be released in 2013, and revealed: "When I’m back from the US and he [Ashley Walters] finishes 'Top Boy' season two, we have a script that we wrote together with a couple of my boys and it’s looking good. We’re talking a UK 'Bad Boys'."
Ace went on to describe David Cameron’s recent speech where he claimed he wants more mainstream films to come out of the UK rather than Hollywood. Noel expressed his opinion on it: "I think he makes no sense when he talks! I tried to make commercial films, but I don’t have commercial budgets. You can’t block the money for Indie films. We need independent films, that’s what this country is about."
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
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