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After 'Straight Outta Compton,' Eazy-E actor Jason Mitchell keeps following his instincts

After 'Straight Outta Compton,' Eazy-E actor Jason Mitchell keeps following his instincts

Some of Jason Mitchell's most important scenes in the breakout summer hit "Straight Outta Compton" involved his character, N.W.A co-founder Eric Lynn Wright (a.k.a. "Eazy-E"), and the group's manager, Jerry Heller, played by veteran actor Paul Giamatti. Unlike Mitchell's experience with the rest of the cast, there was no time for him and Giamatti to rehearse before filming began.

Apparently, there wasn't much need.

According to director F. Gary Gray, Mitchell made an immediate impression on his Oscar-nominated costar. "The first couple of scenes that Paul had with Jason, [Paul] pulled me aside and said, 'This guy is really … special.' He said...

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