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  • C.J. Wallace is ready to act and not Rap, like Big Poppa

    Take a look at 14-year-old C.J. Wallace in the new Will Ferrell film “Everything Must Go,” and he’ll probably seem familiar. Especially if you’re from Brooklyn. Wallace is the son of one of the borough’s most famous rapper, the late great Notorious B.I.G., and the spitting image.

    “My mom [singer Faith Evans] always says that I breathe like him and I scratch my nose and I bite my nails. I have little habits that he would always do,” Wallace tells The Post. “She’ll slip up and call me Big sometimes. It’s like, ‘What?’ ”

    Wallace never really knew his father. He was just a baby when the rapper was killed in a March 1997 drive-by shooting. He’s grown up with his mother, her new husband and a half-brother Josh. The family currently lives in LA’s Westchester neighborhood, but they often return to the NYC-area to visit Evans’ family. His father’s case remains unsolved, and C.J. says he’s no Christopher Jordan Wallace wiser than the rest of us.

    “I have no clue what happened to him,” he says, adding that he doesn’t really follow the conspiracy theories or various leads that have popped up over the years. For now, he’s more focused on acting — something he was never much interested in. His first role came in the 2009 Biggie biopic “Notorious.” C.J. played his father as a young boy.

    “My grandma told me when they were doing auditions, and she said I should audition. I didn’t really want to do it, but I did it anyway,” he says. “After I got it, I found out stuff that I didn’t even know about my dad.”

    That well-received turn led to “Everything Must Go,” a dark comedy about a middle-aged executive (Ferrell) who loses his job and gets kicked out of his house on the same day. He decides to live on his front lawn and sell all his possessions with the help of a local kid (Wallace).

    “I love all of Will’s movies,” Wallace says. “On the way to the audition, I felt like I was going to laugh at everything he said.” The two got to spend quality time taking batting practice at the Arizona Diamondback’s stadium, near where the film was shot.

    “Will’s a good hitter, honestly,” Wallace says. “The ball was going about 80, so I don’t know about me. I’m good at T-ball.” Even before its release, the movie drew him some notice — at least in the hallways of his school, St. Monica Catholic High in Santa Monica. And Wallace always plays it cool.

    “Kids come up to me and say, ‘Oh, you’re doing that movie with Will.’ It’s like, ‘Yeah,’” he says. “I’m not the kid who’s begging for attention.”

    True enough. Wallace is soft-spoken, sweet and unceasingly polite, apologizing at one point when he accidentally interrupts a question.

    The freshman is set to take his first acting class next semester and ultimately wants to study film in college. As for the money his acting roles earn him, Wallace says he doesn’t see much of it.

    “I get $20 a week in allowance,” he says. “I never really asked if I can take money out and just spend it. There’s nothing I really want to buy at this moment.”

    Batting lessons?

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