R&B singer Tyrese has acted in many movies such as Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Transformers and more. In an upcoming film about the life of the late Teddy Pendergrass, Tyrese will play as Teddy and this will be his first time singing in a motion picture.
Tyrese describes their relationship as a father and son’s bond in which he took as a major loss when he passed away at the age of 59 from colon cancer on January 13, 2010. Tyrese plans to honor Teddy Pendergrass the best way he can in his upcoming role.
“I actually started going to Philly for like a week at a time because I was doing the research for the life story of Teddy Pendergrass, I’ve never sung in a movie so it would be my first time singing in a film. It’s still in motion, but that’s why I was out there. I know I went out there for the movie, but we ended up getting really close and that’s like my step-pops, so it was a big loss.”
“This is the role of a lifetime for me! He’s one of the original raspy R&B singers out there and he had a real passion for life. I know he’s watching down. Teddy aka Pops, I will honor you and do right by you.”
After appearing on the George Lopez show, Tyrese gave the crowd a sample of what to expect from the film.