RZA Explains How Working With The Wu-Tang Clan Helped Him In Directing
RZA explains how the Wu-Tang Clan helped him prepare for directing a feature film. He debuted the movie “The Man with the Iron Fists,” which was proved to be both financially successful and critically.
RZA is going to be a behind the camera Hollywood mainstay. In a recent interview with Rub Hornet, RZA explains how his two decades with the Wu-Tang Clan had prepared him for the director’s chair.
RZA explained that working with the eight members, he had to take on the role of a leader in order to get each person’s best efforts out of them. As a director, he made sure to show compassion to all of his actors and technical team team.
“Wu-Tang was actually the best training I could ever have,” he said. “I wasn’t conscious that all my trials and tribulations, good times and bad times with Wu-Tang would help me become this kind of psychiatrist of thinking towards other artists and talents. But also one of the biggest things that helped me is that I’m an artist. I understand the grind, the gripes. I understand right now we’re getting out early in the rain to sit here and talk to you about a film instead of on the bus, curled up warm. I understand how it feels, so I appreciate what an artist does. As a director, I’m going to have compassion. There was a situation where we just had a problem, some of the producers were like, ‘push through it, push through it, push through it.’ I was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no. You’re not going to push through it. You’re not going til he’s ready.’”
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