Exclusive: Plan B: 'Fame made new film Ill Manors harder to make'
Published Sep 22 2011, 14:08 BST | By Lewis Corner and Tom Mansell Plan B
has revealed that his success added pressure to the making of his new film.
The singer - real name Ben Drew - said that the popularity of his Defamation Of Strickland Banks
album made his new hip-hop musical film Ill Manners
harder to make.
Plan B told Digital Spy
: "Halfway through getting the film made, Strickland Banks
came out and went 'bang'.
"Suddenly I was a popstar making a film as opposed to an artist - and I felt that. There were all kinds of bureaucracy."
Plan B conceded that his fame made some aspects of filmmaking easier as he had more influence, but expectations of the project were heightened.
"I was expected to make a film that the BBC could show on terrestrial television," he said. "My film had c**t written on every other page!"
He added: "I've then got the pressure to make this film for f**king BBC television."Ill Manors
was written and directed by Plan B and will star Riz Ahmed (Four Lions
) and Natalie Press (My Summer Of Love
). It is expected to open in early 2012.> Plan B to perform Christmas carol at Jack Daniels birthday gig - video> Plan B interview: 'America is ready for Strickland Banks'
Watch Plan B talk about Ill Manners