Sisqo makes the jump to the big screen this Friday with the release of Get Over It, starring Kirsten Dunst and Martin Short — though getting there required considerable effort.
"I was quite nervous my first day on the set," he says. "I'm fairly new to the acting thing … but at least I didn't suck, so that's a good thing. The actual acting portion of the job is a lot more concentration that I thought it would be."
The concentration was necessary, he says, to get into character. "The difference between [my character] Dennis and Sisqo is, Dennis gets kind of shy when he gets around a girl that he likes, and Dragon don't do that," he laughs. "Where I'm from, I guess you could say I have quote-unquote 'game.'"
Though clearly frustrated by being shut out at the Grammy Awards — "I thought having the biggest song in the world would constitute [winning a Grammy], but I guess not" — and though he's pursuing more television and movie acting opportunities, the "Thong Song" singer's musical prospects are as bright as ever.
He teams with Vitamin C for a cover of Electric Light Orchestra's "September," which runs over the closing credits of Get Over It. Sisqo says he doesn't want the song to be releases as a single, though, because people might think it's from his upcoming album.
The new album is not yet titled, but the singer says he's recorded all but one of its songs. "I have a lot of up-tempo songs on this album," he says. "On [Unleash the Dragon] I tried to do a little more ballads because I realized we were coming from the whole Dru Hill era … and I didn't want to lose my core audience."
As for Dru Hill, he says that though there's a song of the group's on the album, the band is "pretty much the status of the average urban male group: nothing. Hopefully, if my album is a success, then Dru Hill will maybe get the spark in their heart to want to do it again."