In 1992, when he was still laying the groundwork to become one of rap's most celebrated artists of all time, Tupac Shakur got his first shot as a lead actor in film, Juice. The movie took place in Harlem and chronicled day-to-day life challenges for a group of four teenagers: Khalil Kain as Raheem Porter, Omar Epps as Quincy "Q" Powell, Jermaine Hopkins as Eric "Steel" Thurman, and Tupac as Roland Bishop. Since its release, Juice has been a constant reference within hip-hop culture, especially with rappers likening themselves to Shakur's portrayal of loose-cannon character Bishop. It's also this role that many cite as the turning point in Pac's real life, with him embracing more of a thug lifestyle post-Bishop.
This year is the 25th anniversary of Juice's release, so the film is being released on Blu-ray for the first time ever tomorrow (June 6) to celebrate that milestone. Also to mark the occasion, courtesy of Paramount Pictures, we're sharing a previously unreleased behind-the-scenes clip from the movie with interviews from Shakur's co-stars like Omar Epps, Khalil Kain, and Jermaine Hopkins. In the one-minute clip, actors laugh as they recall Pac's passionate energy on set, especially how quickly he'd get upset. "You piss Pac off, he's gone, we don't know where he's at. He left the set. He might be arguing with the guys down the street that run the neighborhood," Hopkins laughingly reflected. The clip also shows co-stars looking back on all the silly nicknames Shakur would give them on set and Pac giving a spot-on impression of Al Pacino's role as Tony Montana in Scarface. Watch the clip above.
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