Eddie Huang Dedicates Film Boogie To Pop Smoke

Eddie Huang Dedicates Film Boogie To Pop Smoke

4153_D011_00173_RC Pop Smoke stars as Monk in director Eddie Huang’s BOOGIE, a Focus Features release. Credit: Nicole Rivelli / Focus Features

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Eddie Huang’s highly anticipated film Boogie will release this weekend and people are excited about seeing Pop Smoke’s acting debut.

“At first I made this film and I was like, ‘Look, this is for my family and this is to represent for all of us overseas Chinese in America,’ but this is Pop’s film,” Huang said in a new interview with Yahoo Entertainment.

Huang has decided to dedicate the film to the late Pop Smoke. “It’s absolutely dedicated to Pop. I really miss my brother. Once I met him, the film changed.” In the film, Pop plays the main antagonist Monk, rival to star Taylor Takahashi’s Alfred “Boogie” Chin. The plot centers on Boogie trying to balance basketball and drama at home as he faces pressure from both sides.


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“He [had] no fear, Pop [wasn’t] scared of anything,” Huang said. “He also probably had the fastest computer processor in his head I’ve ever seen. I could tell Pop something, and he would immediately adapt and make that change. And he didn’t have an ego about it, and he wouldn’t get scared about it. And he wouldn’t have self-doubt about it. He just did it.”

Boogie opens in theaters this weekend, March 5.

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