Eminem attended ‘Southpaw’ New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York City. He did an interview with EXTRATV. Watch the interview below:
Interviewer: “The film was originally written with you in the starring role, you ended up not doing it, but remaining heavily involved, how do you think it turned out?”
Eminem: “I mean I feel like it turned out incredible, you know the time was not right for me but I always felt like this film had the potential to be special and I think it really is. So I knew I just wanted to be involved somehow if not acting in it to be able to do something with music. So I’m glad I had the opportunity to do it”
Interviewer: “Can you talk to us a little bit about the music and how it works throughout the film?
Eminem: “There’s stuff from the soundtrack that’s in the movie, there’s stuff on the soundtrack that kind of just feels like the movie… We always want to do stuff for music that… fits the… reminds you…” In the middle of the sentence, Eminem was interrupted by 50 Cent, Em joked, “Who is this guy?” Later, Eminem continued, “It reminds you of the film, like ‘Breakfast Club,’ ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ that’s kind of the direction of the soundtrack.”