Last week, the son Eazy E — founding member of influential hip hop group NWA, who died of AIDS when he was 31 — said that he’ll most likely play his father in the upcoming Ice Cube-produced NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
Not to be outdone, E’s daughter (and Super Sweet Sixteen alum) Erin Bria Wright, has now piped in to say that not only should Lil Eazy have to work for the role, but that he should compete with her to get it.
In a statement released to the Huffington Post, Bright explains:
I feel the role of my dad in a biopic should “Not” just be a “given” to my brother Lil Eazy solely on the strength that he is my father’s junior! To be honest my father has four sons total who all resemble him in their own way, just as I have an uncanny resemblance to my father and I am a girl.
I think my brother should have to audition and earn the role by delivering a great read instead of just being handed the role—and I’d like to add that I feel I should have that same opportunity to audition for the role as well, and be given equal consideration based on my acting ability and not just my relation.
I have dreamed of getting this role for many years now, as I have always been inspired by how Hilary Swank played a boy in “Boys Don’t Cry,” which I’ve referenced in a past AllHipHop.com interview in 2007.
Perhaps in support of her case, Wright dons an Eazy-E getup in the promo for her debut pop/rock single. Have a look below: