I saw the movie last night and it was much better than a romantic comedy. A must see in my eyes. To you he is a no-name but let us change that. With a degree from Howard University (My School) and three NAACP Awards under his belt, he is ready to keep growing in his career. We may have not been friends on campus but its amazing to see someone who attended the same school as you make it in the career they chose. Proud of you Mr. Lance Gross. Starring opposite America Ferrera, Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia Lance Gross is trying to become a household name. You’ve seen him before I promise you just don’t remember but let me help you put a name to a face!
Taken from honeymag.com, read the whole interview here
Honey Magazine: So, you studied acting at Howard University. Is that when acting began for you?
Lance Gross: I always knew I wanted to do it. Ever since I was a kid I was always fascinated with how actors could bring characters to life and how actors play different characters. I was always intrigued by Jack Nicholson and Sean Penn and Denzel Washington, people like that, but I grew up as a very shy kid, so I had to break out of that shyness. It really didn’t happen for me until college. So that was definitely when I made the decision that this is something I do want to pursue.
Tyler Perry discovered you in an acting class, right?
Yeah, yeah. I was making a career out of commercials and music videos and I was taking as many classes as I could. And one night I was at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio and Tyler Perry happened to come in to watch the class. He saw me perform and he thought I was talented, and he offered me a job on House of Payne.
What was it like working on the movie, Our Family Wedding?
It was great. It was real exciting and new for me working with an Oscar winner [Forest Whitaker] and America Ferrera and Carlos Mencia. It was just a good opportunity for me, and I actually miss working on the project. That’s how much fun we had together.
Every day was something new. We have tons of memories from that set. I mean, working with people like Charlie Murphy, who kept everybody laughing constantly. I’m sure the blooper reel is going to be amazing because we have so much stuff that didn’t make the movie that was priceless, but it was great working with everybody. I definitely left that production with a lot of friendships.