Diddy: I Want To Be the Black Bruce Willis

05/03/2008 at 11:00 AM EDT

Diddy: I Want To Be the Black Bruce Willis
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After years of ruling the music industry and New York nightlife, Sean 'Diddy' Combs is ready to make the transition to L.A. and acting.

"I think that it's important for me to mature and evolve as an artist," Combs tells PEOPLE at the From Harlem to Hollywood! ceremony honoring his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I'm trying to get my Black Bruce Willis on.”

Despite being accustomed to A-list treatment, he’s looking forward to starting at the bottom of the acting totem pole. “I’m trying to get Michael Bay to shoot me, have a hot soundtrack,” Combs said, "But I also realize I have a lot of work to do as an actor and I gotta prove myself."

To further fit in with his new Hollywood crowd, he’s even revamping his party style to sync up in with the West Coast curfew: "Everybody stops working at like six o'clock and the clubs close at two. Everything is on a strict schedule and you have to respect that."

But staying true to his East Coast roots, he promises to bring some of that late-night flavor with him, saying, "I probably will be kind of after hours out here."

He’s off to a good start, throwing a star-studded bash Friday night (Sienna Miller, Ne-Yo, and Ashton Kutcher are on the list) to celebrate what else? His L.A. arrival.

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