What do you think of Andre’s Jimi Hendrix?.
Ok, so Andre Benjamin, a.k.a. Outkast’s Andre 3000, already had a bit of a resemblance to rock legend Jimi Hendrix, even before being cast in the upcoming biopic of the singer’s life, All is By My Side. That said, the latest photos from the set show a pretty awesome portrayal. Biopics are always hard, because when they get too close it’s kind of creepy, but not close enough and it’s the worst. The film, which is shooting in Dublin, Ireland, focuses on the singer and guitarist’s life right around the time his career really took off, in the mid-1960’s, while recording Are You Experienced? in London. In the photos, Andre is wearing quintessential psychedelic duds- a patterned shirt, patterned vest, and plum corduroys, entirely mismatched but remaining in the same colorway.
This isn’t Andre 3000’s first foray into acting- as a part of Outkast the musician developed the film/concept album hybrid Idlewild, and has also been in movies like Be Cool, Four Brothers, and Semi-Pro. Although he is much older than Hendrix- Benjamin is 37, Hendrix died at the age of 27 – Benjamin is an excellent match for the part, and we can’t wait to see him flex his acting muscles.
What do you think of Andre 3000’s Jimi Hendrix?