The long-running Leprechaun franchise put the pint-sized creature in an urban setting for its fifth installment, Leprechaun in the Hood. The diminutive trickster was shot off into outer space just three years prior, so one could say that the series was long dead by the time Warwick Davis found himself in the hood. But hey, at least we got to see Ice-T and ole Lep get high together.
Yes, rap superstar Ice-T starred in Leprechaun in the Hood as Mack Daddy O’Nassas, and he just reflected on the humorous role in a little St. Patrick’s Day chat with Birth Movies Death.
Ice-T told the site that he accepted the part because his son was a fan of the series:
I got the offer to do it, and of course, I was like, ‘Get the fuck out of here!’ At the end of the day, my son was a big Leprechaun fan, and he was like, ‘Dad, you’ve got to be in this movie!’ So I did a little more research, and I found out the Leprechaun had, like, four movies already. This motherfucker was an institution! So I signed on for it.
What does Ice-T think about the film, looking back? He’s got the right attitude:
That’s one of those horror movies that have a humorous side to them. Stuff like Leprechaun in the Hood and Bloodrunners, they don’t take themselves too seriously, and you can enjoy them because of that. I mean, Leprechaun is wild, man. He rips my finger off, he’s smoking weed at the end; it’s like, ‘Who wrote this shit?’ You just kind of go along for the ride, and the craziest thing is that some people might say, ‘Oh, that’s a terrible movie,’ but to others, it’s their favorite movie. That’s the cool thing about art; you’re always going to find people who really appreciate it.
Be sure to read the full chat over on Birth Movies Death.