Timbaland to act in a soap opera

Timbaland is set to make his acting debut.

The hip-hop producer will make a guest appearance in an episode of ABC’s long-running soap opera One Life To Live, due to air on 9 October.

Timbaland – who will tape the show on Friday (21.09.07) – said: “This is a new experience for me, I am looking forward to having a great time and sharing my music!”

The rapper – who has worked with Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake and Madonna – will demonstrate his acting skills before performing his new hit single The Way I Are with R’n’B singer Keri Hilson at the fictional
Capricorn club.

Executive producer Frank Valentini said: “Timbaland has made a vast contribution to the music industry as an artist and producer.

“I am a huge fan of his music and we couldn’t wait to have him appear on the show.”

Timbaland is not the first artist to make a cameo appearance on the show. Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and Chris Botti have all performed on the hit series.