Russell Hornsby Admits Initial Hesitation to Join ‘BMF’ Cast with 50 Cent
Acclaimed actor Russell Hornsby recently admitted to having initial reservations about joining the cast of “Black Mafia Family” (BMF), a STARZ series produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Hornsby, who plays a pivotal role in the crime drama, was concerned about being typecast in “dad” roles.
In a recent interview, Hornsby shared that he had candid conversations with 50 Cent and series creator Randy Huggins before signing on to the project.
Hornsby’s primary concern was to avoid being pigeonholed into playing fatherly figures and to continue exploring a diverse range of characters in his acting career. He appreciated the openness of both 50 Cent and Huggins in addressing his concerns, which ultimately led him to accept the role.
“Black Mafia Family” is based on the real-life story of the Flenory brothers, who built a powerful drug empire in the 1980s and 1990s. The series delves into the brothers’ rise to power and the complex dynamics within their family and criminal organization.
The show has received positive reviews for its storytelling and performances, with many praising Hornsby’s portrayal of Charles Flenory, the father of the notorious Flenory brothers. The series has also been commended for its ability to humanize the characters and explore the motivations and challenges they face.