Ice Cube sat down for The Hollywood Reporter’s Producer Roundtable to discuss his experience making Straight Outta Compton, the box office monster about his rap group NWA.
“Seeing it about to fall apart, at many different times,” was the most painful part of making the film, Cube said. He and co-producer Dr. Dre, each brought their distinct power to the project and utilized all of their influence to keep the project together. Yet, “there were dark moments, dark times, where it looked like the movie wasn’t going to get made.”
“Nobody wanted to compromise our love for the film. Everybody felt passionate. There were a few different times where everybody was saying it’s better to walk away than to make something we’re not proud of.”