Fortunately, all the tense drama takes place onscreen n his new film, “The Perfect Guy.”
In an exclusive Electronic Urban Report/EUR interview with our associate, Marie Moore, Chestnut touched on the appeal of the “Perfect Guy,” his prominent past and even rosier future.
EUR: What do you think about the huge success of “Straight Outta Compton”—they even mention ‘Boyz n the Hood’ in the film?
Morris Chestnut: The success of that film is incredible and it’s great!
EUR: The first time I met you and Cube was for the promotion of “Boyz n the Hood” in New York at the Mayflower Hotel on Central Park West?
MC: That was my first time in New York.
EUR: When I asked you later that night at the party why you weren’t doing interviews, you said you were just here hanging out with Cube and supporting the film.
MC: [Laughs] How do you remember all of that?
One doesn’t forget such a talented, drop dead gorgeous and amiable gentleman such as you. I told people then to expect to see a lot more of you in the future.
MC: Thank you! It’s been a long journey and I’m happy to still be here.
EUR: How has that journey been and was it anything like you expected?
It’s been a fun journey and a lot of unexpected things. And to just still be traveling on that journey is a great opportunity, and a blessing.
EUR: This is a fantastic psychological thriller and I think a lot of people will be surprised by it. What did you think when you first saw the script?
MC: It was one of those stories that had a little bit of everything. One thing that really intrigued me was that it was real, something that could actually happen.
EUR: What’s one of the real problems that plague couples?
MC: Dave [Chestnut’s character] wasn’t really ready to commit at the time. He just really wasn’t. You know, he loved her but he just wasn’t really ready to commit to her at that point and she wanted a commitment. And that’s what happens in relationships. I mean two people that want different things at different points in time sometimes can cause problems in a relationship.
EUR: How do you stay so grounded?
MC: My upbringing, my parents and I’m just humbled by the opportunity to get better each day.
EUR: With a track record such as yours, is there any particular role you would like to take on?
MC: That’s a great question. Not one that’s on the top of my head right now. I do know I would like to take on an action role.
EUR: What’s next?
MC: My TV show ‘Rosewood’ premieres on Fox TV the 23rd of this month.
“The Perfect Guy” opens this Friday, Sept. 11 in theaters throughout North America. To see where the film is screening near you, click HERE.
Syndicated Entertainment journalist Marie Moore reports on film and TV from her New York City base. Contact her at [email protected]