The Notorious B.I.G.‘s son, Christopher “CJ” Wallace stars in the upcoming film Everything Must Go with Will Ferrell, but he made his debut portraying his late father in the film Notorious. Wallace revealed in an interview that he didn’t really want to play his father on screen.
“When I did ‘Notorious,’ my grandma, Ms. [Voletta] Wallace, she told me that I should come in and read for the part as my father,” CJ told The BVX. “Honestly, I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to do it because it seemed so likely for me to do it, like Biggie’s son is going to play Biggie. After I had my acting coach and really read through it, I started to find out things that I didn’t know about him. Then I took more of an interest into it. It was actually fun, going out to New York, living like him, going into his old apartment, doing what he did. It was cool.”
Everything Must Go hits theaters on May 13th.