Just months after being released from prison, Ja Rule makes his way to the big screen in a film based on a true story called, I’m In Love With A Church Girl.
In the film, shot before Ja’s two years sentence for gun possession and failure to pay taxes, Ja plays a drug trafficker in the Bay Area turned pastor. During a sit down interview with the rapper to talk about the film, the 37-year-old revealed to HipHollywood that his role as Miles Montego is similar to his own life.
“It’s a story about second chances and redemption, and I know a little bit about that, so I was really intrigued to play this character,” he shared.
Speaking of second chances, the rapper who was released in May told HipHollywood that being locked up was just the beginning of a new life. “Strong body strong mind. I went in there and I wanted to work out and get my body right. Also I read a lot of books to get my mind right. I took my GED while in there, got that,” he dished.
The “The Always On Time” rapper’s co-star in the faith based film, Adrienne Bailon, who plays Vanessa, the “church girl” can also directly relate to her character.
“I grew up Pentecostal in the lower east side, so I remember attending more than one service … my mom ran vacation bible school … I spent eight days a week in church,” the New York native revealed.
“I absolutely loved it. It’s the foundation for everything in my life. It’s been the foundation for my career, my personal life, and I love being a church girl,” Adrienne laughed.
I’m In Love With A Church Girl premiers this Friday, October 18.
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