In an interview with Ebony magazine the gorgeous Michael Ealy speaks about his upcoming movie role in About Last Night, and how the industry has changed since Denzel Washington was the leading man.
When asked what it felt like landing his first major leading role at 39-years-old, our favourite blue-eyed actor replied:
"Sign of the times. You know, the way that it worked for Denzel won’t work now. It just won’t. The business is different."
"It’s rare to find an actor now who doesn’t have some sort of social media site. But, you know, he didn’t have to worry about that stuff. I read an interview with Idris Elba where he said he doesn’t even consider himself a leading man, but a character actor who plays leading man roles from time to time."
"And I get what he’s saying, because often times the leading man roles aren’t that interesting!"
They certainly are if Michael Ealy or Idris Elba are those leading men!
Although he is excited about finally being the star of the movie, Michael has admitted that he actually prefers the character roles, and believes they are what make the movie what it is.
"The character guys tend to have more fun, and I like to be able to do both. I want to be the anchor sometimes and sometimes I don’t want to be the moral centre of the piece," he admitted.
You can’t have it both ways Michael!