Irish movie-maker JIM SHERIDAN sacked 50 CENT's acting coach because she was too soft-spoken.

Instead, Sheridan opted to teach the rapper the basics of good acting himself.

The movie newcomer, who stars in Sheridan's gritty new film GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' says, "I had an acting coach for a moment, but they sent her home. She was too soft-spoken, and Jim didn't want her leading me in the wrong direction, so he just coached me himself.

"I grew up in an environment where we were taught not to show our feelings, but Jim pushed me until I was able to actually cry.

"Getting shot in the movie wasn't that hard, but the operating portion of it was difficult emotionally."