Kid Cudi may have a regular television gig as co-host and band leader of the quirky, improv-based IFC talk show "Comedy Bang Bang," but it seems the rapper has even bigger acting ambitions. Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, told fans on Twitter Monday he auditioned for a part in the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel "The Force Awakens."
During the Memorial Day weekend, Kid Cudi responded to some fans on Twitter about his upcoming projects. A fan inquired Sunday if the rapper would return to movies in the near future now that he is a regular on "Comedy Bang Bang." Cudi has previously appeared in the films "Entourage" and "Need for Speed," as well as the HBO series "How to Make it in America." Cudi responded with a tease for some of his in-the-works films. However, a follow up tweet Monday really grabbed fans' interests. One follower tweeted Cudi would have been a great fit in J.J. Abrams' "The Force Awakens." Cudi, apparently, agreed.
Got a few comin up soon! James White, Meadowland, Vincent and Roxxy. Keep u posted on releases. Thats it thus far! https://t.co/VSWQ02QNej
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) September 6, 2015
I auditioned!! That whole experience alone was WILD. Happy I was able to get in the room and try! Blessed! https://t.co/fWF1U0sUNb
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) September 7, 2015
While Cudi's audition may not have panned out, there are plenty of big names on the list of actors who will appear in the highly anticipated "Star Wars" continuation, including Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Oscaar Isaac, John Boyega, and Peter Mayhew. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits theaters nationwide Dec. 18.
Watch the trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" below:
Kid Cudi, on the other hand, can be seen performing off-beat skits and obscure tunes on the IFC comedy "Comedy Bang Bang" opposite co-host Scott Aukerman. "Comedy Bang Bang" airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. EDT.
Watch Kid Cudi in "Comedy Bang Bang" below:
Would Kid Cudi have made a good addition to the "Star Wars" universe? Maybe fans will see the "Man on the Moon" artist in space in future "Star Wars" sequels.