Wale Teases His Role in Upcoming Michael Bay-Directed Film 'Ambulance'
Next month, Wale will be seen on the big screen in Michael Bay's new film 'Ambulance'.
The action blockbuster will hit theaters on April 8, with the D.C. native star opposite Hollywood heavy-hitters Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza González.
A homage to classic '90s flicks such as Bad Boys and Speed, the story follows two adoptive siblings who become bank robbers and hijack an ambulance, taking two first responders hostage. Wale plays a character named Castro in the film.
Folarin gave fans a peek at his role as an ambulance driver on Monday (March 28). The rapper shared a photo of himself squatting under a graffiti-covered bridge in Los Angeles wearing a dark blue jumpsuit and a light green beanie.
“Castro coming,” he wrote. “#ambulancemovie.”
Additionally, Wale posted a "boomerang" clip of the movie set showing an ambulance covered in green spray paint with the caption, "Introducing ... Castro."
During an interview with XXL last October, Wale spoke about his foray into acting and how playing sports in high school helped prepare him for the role.
“It’s like learning to ride a bike and the next day, they put you in the Daytona 500,” he joked. “It’s like literally learning how to be on a big wheel and the next day it’s like, ‘Now, drive a car!’ Oh man, [Michael Bay] is a one-of-one. Luckily, I’ve played for some pretty intense football coaches and track coaches, so my skin is thick.”
“I’m just really, really, really blessed to be able to work with Yaya and Jake Gyllenhaal. I never had no freak-out moments because these actors, they know how to talk to n-ggas. Michael would spazz on everybody and my energy’s off and Yaya would give me this look like, ‘You got it, bro! Come on, n-gga!’ Everybody was so fucking nice.”
Wale's most prominent acting role is undoubtedly Ambulance, but it isn't his first. The MMG representative has appeared in multiple episodes of the Starz series American Gods, as well as the 2019 crime film DC Noir, which is set in Washington, D.C.