Dancehall artiste Mr Lexx, already facing the possibility of a secondary career as a model, is spreading his wings even further as he appears in small roles in two movies due out this summer.
The entertainer, born Christopher Palmer and who grew up in east Kingston, tells THE STAR that he will be seen in films called Wha Do Dem and Out The Gate.
Wha Do Dem is a movie about “this dude who comes to Jamaica on a cruise but somehow lost his documents, so he starts a journey from Ocho Rios to the US Embassy in Kingston. On his way he meets different people and I am one of them,” Mr. Lexx says. “My role is he comes to me asking directions and I give him a lift, so I get a decent five minutes.”
The film is written and directed by Ben Chace and stars Sean Bones as the lead character, Max. Max lives in Brooklyn. He enjoys playing soccer, skateboarding, and drinking with his friends at local bars. He and his girlfriend, Willow, played by singer Norah Jones, win a free cruise to Jamaica but two days before the trip she dumps him cold. Max winds up alone on the high seas, navigating the crowds of gray-haired cruisers.
The film also features Carl Bradshaw who plays the role of a mystic man.
Out The Gate stars Paul Campbell, who many will remember as the lead character in The Lunatic and Third World Cop. In this action-packed movie which is about the rise of a young entertainer played by Everton ‘E Dee’ Dennis, a Jamaican entertainer based in California, Campbell plays a ‘very bad man’.
Oliver Samuels plays a lead role in the movie that also features up and coming talent Shelli Boone. Mr. Lexx plays, what he describes as a ‘fun role’. “I play a mad friend of one of the lead characters,” he said.
The two roles may have piqued Mr Lexx’s interest in acting who says he is not averse to considering future roles in film.
“It’s been something I play around with in my mind,” he said of the possibility of future ventures into acting. “Should an opportunity present itself I will definitely pursue it, but for now my main focus is on music.”