Chris "Ludacris" Bridges was on our show this morning to talk about his guest-starring role on tomorrow night's episode of "Law & Order: SVU." WATCH VIDEO. After his interview, he hung around in his dressing room for a quick Q&A for the web.
Q: You've broken into film and television. You've been in critically-acclaimed films and now a critically-acclaimed TV show. How does that feel? How do you like acting?
Bridges: Man it feels great to know that if one of the things I'm doing I get tired of, I'll have something else to fall back on. It just feels good to be so multi-faceted and just knowing that I'm gifted in a different area that I had no idea I was gifted in... until I tried it out and people liked it.
Q: What was the biggest challenge in moving from being a rap star to becoming a dramatic actor?
Bridges: When you're a rapper you're on your own clock. When you're an actor you're on someone else's. That's the biggest thing -- it's being in a controlled environment. You know when I rap, I do things whenever I want to do them... Record whenever I want to. All of that. So that's pretty much what it comes down to.
Q: How do you like being on TV? Do you see a regular TV gig in your future?
Bridges: I definitely do love it. I love the challenge. I like how quick they move. And a steady paycheck also from television... [laughs] so I do love it.
Q: What are your plans for the summer? What else do you have coming up?
Bridges: Well there's a possible tour. There's a movie with Vince Vaughn called "Fred Claus" which comes out in November. And working on another album right now.
Q: So down the road, where do you see your career going? Do you want to keep balancing music, acting, TV, and movies? Do you like where you are right now?
Bridges: Absolutely. I love balancing it all out. I don't think I'll ever stop doing music, even if I'm in the background or behind-the-scenes. And as far as movies are concerned, I see myself moving more and more into them because I love what I'm doing.