Hollyweird actor and resident eye candy Michael Ealy has been making a few media rounds to promote his role in the Valentine’s Day romantic comedy “About Last Night,” and he recently sat down with Rolling Out magazine to open up about why the movie is comparable to the “Love Jones” film, his marriage, what’s next for him and more.
Check out a few interview excerpts below.
via Rolling Out
I know that this is new ground for you, but people seem to enjoy watching you in romantic comedies, and seeing the nuances that you can bring to your characters. Why do you think that is?
In another interview, a writer called me the ”new king of romantic comedies,” and I thought that was funny, because I’ve only done one. I did one romantic comedy, and that was Think Like a Man, and that’s because that was the first time that I had read a script for this genre that was smart. So the idea that I’m this new king of romantic comedies, well I don’t know if that’s true … but what I will say is this; in the future I will do more if they are just as smart, and just as funny.
As it relates to About Last Night, as much as people want to call it a romantic comedy, the tone is more similar to that of a Love Jones. It’s more about exploring the complexities of a relationship versus it being ‘funny, funny, ok now we love each other.’
Is there something that you haven’t explored yet that you want to?
I have found that the thing that I haven’t being able to do yet is play evil personified … I haven’t been the good villain yet. That’s what I’m looking to do to show that side.
Not that I just want to be bad, but I believe that is the next chapter for me, and I’m looking forward to it.
Will you be heading to check out ‘About Last Night’ when it hits theaters on Valentine’s Day? We hear it was pretty funny.
Michael also opened up about his secret-squirrel marriage news that shocked his fans, why he married someone who isn’t his type and incorporating his dating life into his movie roles. Hit the flip to hear what else he had to say.