Most of the time in television, special guest stars are brought in because of the relationship upper management has with that particular actor or their agent.
Entourage is a completely different case because all of its guest stars are celebrities of all different kinds, which means that everybody has to pitch in when it comes to landing stars. Adrian Grenier, who plays Vincent Chase on the show, recently chipped in and landed Eminem after interviewing the rapper for a documentary.
“I actually met Eminem several months ago, interviewing him for a documentary we’re making. He mentioned that he loved the show, and I said, ‘Do you want to be on it?’ And he said, ‘Yeah.’ So I called Doug [Ellin, the show's creator] right then,” Grenier recounts to PopEater . “I said, ‘Doug, how would you like Eminem to be on the show?’ He said, ‘I’d love it!’”
“Well, watch what you ask for. We don’t even get to be buds. Doug wrote this whole thing — I can’t mention what it is, but Eminem and Vince have a conflict,” Grenier says with a laugh, referring to his movie star character on the show. “It’s very interesting, you have no idea.”
The seventh season of Entourage is currently airing on HBO.
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