Throughout his career, Method Man has been able to earn his respect in hip-hop and Hollywood simultaneously. As a prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Meth has released four solo albums, two with Redman and a number of Clan-related projects. As an actor, he's starred in major films like "Belly" and "Cop Land," as well as the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire."

Look for Meth to take his acting to another level in the next few months. First, in December he will star alongside Jonah Hill in "The Sitter." While on set with the "Superbad" actor, Tical learned a lesson in improv.

"I didn't know that they did these long-ass rants, to the point where, like, you're waiting to get your line in, and just when you're about to say your line — cut! — ran out of film," he said when he appeared on "RapFix Live" last week. "I applaud people that can think that quick on their feet. Now I watch a Will Ferrell movie, I can see it now. I can see what he's doin'."

At the top of 2012, Meth will transition into more of a dramatic role as a Tuskegee pilot in the World War II drama "Red Tails." In preparing for the role, the rapper learned a lot about the historical significance of the African-American military aviators who had to conquer a racially segregated armed forces. "I met some of the actual pilots, and they would sit there telling us the stories," he said.

Meth — who co-stars with Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard and Tristan Wilds in the George Lucas-produced, Anthony Hemingway-directed film — also spoke on the physical training he had to endure in preparation for the film. According to the rapper, it was a lot like boot camp, but also a valuable bonding experience.

"By the time I was done with the movie, I can actually call the majority of those dudes on the set friends," he said.

For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com.