Ad-Rock Describes Auditioning Stoned For Oliver Stone’s The Doors

In a new New York Times profile, Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) reflected on starting his transition to a post-Beastie Boys life following the death of MCA in 2012. Most recently, he’s starring in Noah Baumbach’s new film While We’re Young, which is coming out later this week. But it’s not the aging rapper’s first foray into film: He had a string of bit roles in the early ’90s at the height of Beastie popularity. Among some of his experiences in Hollywood, he mentioned the time he auditioned for the 1991 biopic The Doors: “I went in for the Doors movie, with Oliver Stone. I was definitely stoned, and as I walked in I looked at him and I was like, ‘You’re not going to cast me in this movie, right?’ He’s like, ‘No, I don’t think so.'” He credits his nervousness about auditions as one of the reasons his early acting career didn’t take off. But he says that he took his new role much more seriously, and it seems to have paid off, as the film’s received pretty good reviews so far.