Rapper-Actor on Starring in Upcoming 9/11 Film

Riz Ahmed, also known as Riz MC in London, discusses his role in "The Reluctant Fundamentalist."
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Now, to the movie that tackles terrorism and its group, "reluctant fundamentalist." Yesterday, we had kate hudson. And today, we have riz ahmed. Thank you for going coatless. I was thinking. It's a fascinating story. You play a character, a pakistani man in america after 9/11. He's climbing the ladder at wall street. 9/11 happens and everything changes for him. Yeah. In many ways, the film is about the american dream. It's about an immigrant coming to this country full of hope and optimism, about the promise this country holds out for so many people. And it's kind of a coming of age story. A young man finding his way in life. And he does that through his relationships, with jim cross, his boss. And with kate hudson. What a prize. You placate hudson's -- I didn't get to take the prize home, though. It was amazing working with kate. She is someone I had tremendous admiration. She had a 1-month-old baby on set. So to be able to film for such long hours. To go to breast-feeding and on action hand the baby to someone. And burst into tears moments later, is absolutely incredible. Powerful film. Your first leading role. You're also a rapper. I am, yes. I am. Can you give us a little? You have to help me out a little bit, maybe. Okay. Can we help him out. Inspiration. Go. Okay. Guys, the movie's out friday. Mira nair directed it. What's it called, george? "The reluctant fundamentalist." I feel like I'm the guy. And people say I loved you in "the life of pi." Yeah. Riz ahmed.

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