Andre 3000 Almost Quit Jimi Hendrix Biopic

(Classic Rock) Andre 3000 has compared playing Jimi Hendrix in a forthcoming movie to "walking backwards." The Outkast frontman has been playing guitar right-handed all his life but when he was told he would have to learn to play left-handed for the role of Hendrix in Jimi: All Is By My Side, he says he almost quit.

The singer previously said making the film "saved" him, but now reveals how difficult it was to portray the iconic guitarist. He tells Shortlist magazine: "It was very hard - it's almost the same as walking backwards. The crazy part was when we first approached the film. We thought we were going to be able to shoot it right-handed, so I could have full confidence and full movement of knowing how to do it. We were going to try to flip the image."

But when he discovered that wasn't to be the case, Andre had doubts he would be able to continue in the roll as he didn't want to upset Hendrix fans. He continues: "I was kind of bummed about it - I didn't know if I could pull it off." Read more here.

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