'Boogie' writer/director Eddie Huang on dedicating his movie to Pop Smoke

Eddie Huang's new movie Boogie is dedicated to one of his stars, the rapper Pop Smoke who was killed in a 2020 home invasion. Pop made his film acting debut in the movie, where he plays Monk, the on-court rival to Huang's protagonist, Boogie.

Huang recently spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about working with the rapper and being impressed by his acting chops.

"He has no fear ... he also probably had the fastest computer processor in his head I've ever seen," Huang said of Pop's innate ability to learn on-set. "I could tell Pop something and he would immediately adapt to make that change. And he didn't have an ego about it and he wouldn't get scared about it."

Watch more about Pop Smoke from Huang in the video above.