Tag: Top FIve

With ‘Top Five,’ Chris Rock finds his voice — and his niche

In “Top Five,” Chris Rock plays Andre Allen; a comedian fighting to be taken seriously as he enters the next phase of his uber-successful Hollywood career. After launching the lucrative “Hammy the Bear” franchise, Allen is now attempting a dramatic epic about a Haitian slave uprising

J.B. Smoove on how his ‘Top Five’ character differs from his usual performance

J.B. Smoove has made a name for himself playing loudmouths and wacky characters. But he acknowledges that he appreciates when a potential gig surfaces that doesn’t expect him to play to a “type,” and Smoove was ecstatic to take on the role of Chris Rock’s trusty assistant in the star-studded comedy “Top Five.”

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