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After Jamie had EVERYBODY in his vid for “Blame it,” Ron Howard is now speaking out about the experience. Like a fish out of water:
Howard was enjoying the Democrat’s induction into office in January (09), when he was approached by the singer to star in the video for Blame It, alongside other actors Forrest Whittaker, Jake Gyllenhaal and Samuel L. Jackson. But Howard was wary of accepting the offer – because he was worried he wouldn’t be able to play the role of a party animal. He tells EW.com, “We were at the inauguration and there was this tent full of showbiz people and their families. Jamie came over and said, ‘Hey, I’m shooting a video in Los Angeles, will you come by?’ I was picturing a sort of ‘We Are The World’ thing. “So I showed up, and Jamie said, ‘It’s this party scene, and you’re going to drive up with Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker and me. The only thing is that you’ve got to wear your party face.’ I said, ‘I don’t think you want my party face, because this is it. That may not be what you want.’ Jamie and the director, Hype Williams, said, ‘No, we want your game face, very serious.’ “So we’re getting ready to roll and all we hear from the director is, ‘Uh, hey Ron, no smiling, remember, real serious, real serious,’ and, ‘RON, NO SMILING, NO SMILING,’ and, ‘RON, NO SMILING!’ and, ‘ACTION!’ So we did that a couple of times, and then we went in and sat with the girls and toasted champagne. “I had no idea what in the world it was or what I was doing. I do not have a secret night-clubbing side. I’m the opposite of a big pimpin’ kind of dude. Probably the last time I was in a club was doing research for Night Shift in 1981.”
We can only imagine the look on his face with the multitudes of video ho’s prancing around. SMH.