Brian Grazer: “If not our awkward meeting, there won’t be 8 Mile movie”

Remy Gelenidze

Oscar winning producer Brian Grazer has recently discussed his awkward first meeting with Eminem, which eventually led to the making of “8 Mile” movie: “He came to meet me. Even though he was there to talk to me he was looking into different direction.  I could not get his attention.”

“He just was not connecting. He was like ‘I’m out I’m leaving’ and I said ‘you can’t leave, c’mon you can animate.’ When I said that, he looked little bit mad at me. But then he eventually turned back and we had conversation and he got very involved, told his life stories and that became the basis of our movie. Without that there would not be 8 Mile.”

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