Outkast’s Andre 3000 spent six hours a day playing his guitar as a lefty in order to get ready to play Jimi Hendrix in the new biopic, “Jimi: All Is by My Side”, which is being screened at South by Southwest this week. It comes out in theatres in June.
The film’s producer Danny Bramson said: “I found a really patient teacher and put together a regimen for Andre when he came out to Los Angeles. He sat in a small studio, six hours a day, putting in dedication to play left-handed.”
The producer said that Andre was the movie’s “one and only choice” to play Hendrix.