Oh dear…more drama within the mad sad bad world of UK entertainment, involving actors and former friends/colleagues Noel Clarke and Adam Deacon.
This past weekend the BBC aired the hit UK film Kidulthood which stars and was written by Noel Clarke.
Noel is currently in Hollywood filming Star Trek 2 but acknowledged that his pride and joy was on television and tweeted,
This then led to Noel receiving a barrage of unnecessary abuse from Adam Deacon fans, who have somehow got it in to their skulls that Noel should credit their GOD and the voice of “URBAN” youth for the film’s success because he adlibbed lines which introduced the MASSES to Jamaican/British street slang (sarcasm). And according to these fans Adam brought the film to life because if it wasn’t for him the film would have been a certified failure.
So..forget about the other actors/actresses (Aml, Red and Femi) featured in the film and that Noel WROTE/CREATED Kidulthood. No apparently it’s all about Adam folks.
Some fans then accused Noel of “forgetting his roots and where he comes from”. I tell you when I saw some of the individuals accusing a black man nearly 20 years their senior of this I kissed my teeth and then cried with laughter. What do they know??? SIT DOWN!
But in response to the slew of hilarious insults and near hysterical abuse coming from a bunch of seriously misguided young adults Noel said,
Hahahahaha – Noel has never claimed to be the director of Kidulthood. I have read interviews in the past where he has stated that he didn’t direct the film and has gone on to credit the director (Menhaj Huda). These kids need to do their research.
Anyway in response to the drama a deliriously happy 29-year-old Adam tweeted the following,
I am sorry but I am riding with Noel on this occasion. How can these dimwits attack him over something he CREATED and try to place credit elsewhere??? (This scenario seems all too familiar…). The man WROTE Kidulthood and should be recognised for doing so. Yes admittedly Adam turned in a good performance (as did Aml Ameen) and I thought it was a good film, but if Noel hadn’t come up with the concept and the script there would have been no film for their GOD to star in.
Your thoughts please…..
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