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P Diddy Makes Histor With His Raisin

Posted By on February 25, 2008

P. Diddy continues his success, this time it's in the acting field. Recently his new movie "A Raisin In The Sun" debuted on Television. The film which is an adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's play, is a drama set in the 50's in Chicago, where a family awaits a $10,000 insurance check. Puffy plays Water Lee Younger, a man with dreams of using the money to start a business, which conflicts with his mother, sister and wife. "I would say it’s a love story," Diddy said, "It’s the love of family first. No matter what even after everything is lost, you’re still so blessed."  The film generated a strong buzz after it became the first broadcast network movie to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Diddy's role was originally made famous by Sidney Poitier, who played
the character of Walter Lee in a 1961 film version of A Raisin in the
Sun. The new version features the cast of the critically-acclaimed 2004 Broadway revival which won a Tony. "I had met with a couple of people and let them know how serious I was
about it," said the mogul, who earned respect from critics and cast
mates despite mixed reviews for his stage performance. "I didn’t have
to oversell myself. My work spoke for itself. You know, my work ethic
on just preparing kind of spoke for itself on the play."