Mekhi Phifer has some bad news for “8 Mile” fans, on the heels of the flick’s platinum anniversary — don’t waste time looking for a sequel, ”cause it ain’t happening!!!
We caught up with the “8 Mile” star shortly after the classic film marked its 20th anniversary … and we had to ask if there was anything in the works for a new story related to the OG characters.
Mekhi tells TMZ Hip Hop … there will never be a follow-up to the film, as far as he’s concerned. He says, sometimes it’s best to leave the classics alone … adding there’s never been any convo about making one happen.
Now, he does acknowledge a sequel could be interesting — just story-wise — but he says he wouldn’t want to be in it, and he doubts his costar Eminem would be a part of it either.
As far as their relationship goes … he says they’re still pals and they keep in touch. He adds, Em is focusing more on his music right now, so that’s another reason they won’t be returning to 8 Mile Road.
Since the film dropped in November 2002, Eminem’s music career’s had its ups and downs, but he’s still widely recognized as a hip hop icon … and he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year.
As for getting back into movies — well, he’s already got an Oscar, which he won for the “8 Mile” anthem, “Lose Yourself.”