Actor Jay Hunter(Ian) loves the fans of ‘If Loving You Is Wrong’

Actor Jay Hunter is a newcomer to Tyler Perry’s hit show “If Loving You Is Wrong.” Hunter, who plays the character, Ian, has received a lot of attention from the show’s fans last season. Hunter loves the fans, and appreciates the support:

“Big shout out to the fans, man. We love you. If it wasn’t for the fans, obviously we wouldn’t have a show,” Hunter told Paul Gant. “So, the fact that they get all into it, man, we really appreciate it, man. And it’s kind of gives us a nice gauge, too. Because the fans, that’s our audience, they’re the ones that kind of keep us in check. They see certain things coming, or whatever. You know people like to chime in on social media and stuff like that. And let us know what they’re thinking, and we appreciate it.”

Tyler Perry and “If Loving You Is Wrong” have a lot of fans, and according to Hunter, some are very serious about the show:

“Put it like this; there’s certain fans that you would swear that lived on the block right behind the block that we all live on; on the show. But, you know, in a way, it’s kind of good. That means they’re really getting into the show,” Hunter said. “That says something about the cast and Tyler Perry putting it all together, and keeping it interesting to where the fans want to be apart of it. They want to feel like they live down the street from everybody, and around the corner.”

Hunter will have a prominent role in the next season of “If Loving You Is Wrong,” which is set to debut on Wednesday, January 10, on OWN. Will Hunter’s character, Ian, have any drama this season? Hunter did not say, but you get the sense his character might be involved in something:

“Listen, I can’t really say anything about that. I don’t think so. I like to say if I(Ian) did get dirty it would be an accident,” Hunter explained. “It would be misguided. Ian, he’s the type of guy that will try to do the right thing, for now anyway. Maybe if you rub him the wrong way I(Ian) can get dirty if need to. I’m(Ian) trying to do the right thing, so far.”

Check out Hunter on “If Loving You Is Wrong” on its new night and time Wednesday at 10PMET on OWN.

Actor Denzel Wells on playing Travis from ILYIW: ‘It’s way more fun playing crazy’

Actor Denzel Wells is enjoying playing the role of a psycho. Wells, who plays the psycho Travis in Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You is Wrong,” is getting a lot of love from the fans:

“I was doing a play last weekend, and after the show, we had the meet and greet and everything like that. Literally, everybody was like ‘Travis, ooh, I don’t like you. ooh, I hate you!  You get on my nerves! Can I have a picture? Can we take a picture? Can I get an autograph?’ The best part is the fellas who come up,” Wells told the “Go4it” podcast hosted by Paul Gant. “The wives always make them watch it. They be like ‘man, you, dude you crazy man. It’s something about you. You might be like that in real life.’ I’m like okay. I must be doing a decent job at it.”

Wells has noticed the difference from the fans since his character went from nice to crazy:

“Just doing everyday stuff and going out and moving. People stopping you and recognizing you. Giving you your validation,” Wells said. “So, it’s definitely shot up more than when I was playing that nice, soft guy a couple of seasons ago. That’s for sure!  It’s way more fun playing crazy!”

It should be interesting to see if Denzel Wells’ character Travis will be back next season. In the season finale, his character was shot by the woman he had been stalking. Does he survive?

I guess we will find out next season!

“If Loving You is Wrong” Kerry Rhodes(Officer Rick) discusses near fight because of his character(LISTEN)

Former NFL star turned actor Kerry Rhodes is making a name for himself in Hollywood. Rhodes, who last played in the NFL in 2012, plays Officer Rick on Tyler Perry’s hit show “If Loving You is Wrong.”

The ex-football player is getting recognized by fans for his role as Officer Rick.

Rhodes tells a great story to the Go4it podcast hosted by Paul Gant about how being Officer Rick almost got him into a fight.

“Funny story, I almost got into a little shouting match with some guy,” Rhodes said. “Dude was like, ‘Man, you a cop ain’t you? You that cop.’ I was like, ‘Do I look like a cop to you?’ I wasn’t catching the reference, so I was like, ‘What are you saying?’ He was like, ‘You look like a cop.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know what you are talking about?’ He was like, ‘a cop from the show.’ I was like, ‘Oh, I was about to fight you, man. You better be correct with that.’ It’s been fun to get the recognition from that for sure.”

Make sure you check out Rhodes on “If Loving You is Wrong” on OWN, and his new movie ‘Tragedy Girls” in theaters now!

Listen to the story below:


Ray Donovan’s Pooch Hall: ‘I think the fans are going to be excited and take to Daryll’

Actor Pooch Hall has been waiting for his time to shine on the hit series Ray Donovan. Hall(Daryll Donovan), who joined Ray Donovan after starring on the hit show The Game, believes that Season 5 of Ray Donovan is his opportunity to show the fans what he can do as an actor:

“I use a sports analogy all the time,” Hall told Go4it’s Paul Gant. “When I was on The Game, I came from that show, being the lead on that show; what I meant to that show and to the fans. Just the energy and love I got. When I went to Ray Donovan, it’s almost like I got drafted to the league, but you’re going to a team that got two Hall of Famers, so you have to wait your time before you can start handling the rock.

“So, it’s almost like you got Magic(Johnson) and Kareem(Abdul-Jabbar) on there, and you’re Kobe Bryant, but you’re Kobe Bryant, you can go, but you’re not going to start over Magic, and you’re not going to start over Kareem, and you got Worthy on there in a sense. Imagine Kobe being drafted as a rookie on that team. He’s not going to see that much playing time, but they’re going to develop him. His willingness to want to play and show what he’s got, you’re going to continue work hard, you’re going to kill every scene; every time you touch the rock, you’re going to try to drop 30 on cats. For me, I welcomed every opportunity that I got.

Hall is very confident that fans of the show took to his character Daryll Donovan:

“They finally give Daryll the rock this year, and he gets to show a lot of things he’s been waiting to show. I think the fans are going to be excited and take to Daryll,” Hall said. “A lot of people are always asking me ‘when’s Daryll going to do this, or when’s Daryll going to shine, or when’s Daryll going to do something?’

“It’s almost kind of like I’m being groomed to where I can run the offense in a sense, so you got to learn, you gotta be patient, and you gotta just show that you can be coached, take direction, and learn from these two heavyweights, so that’s kind of what happened, and all of a sudden, the producers are like ‘Yo, it’s time.’ This year Daryll goes off.”

The good news for Pooch Hall is that Ray Donovan has been renewed for a sixth season.

The season finale of Ray Donovan airs Sunday, October 29 on Showtime. Check your local listings for the time in your area.

Listen to Go4it! Guest: Actor Jon Chaffin

We will be talking sports and having fun doing it! We will be joined by one of the stars of Tyler Perry’s hit show “The Haves and the Have Nots” actor Jon Chaffin. Jon discussed the end of his character “War,” the show, his upcoming wedding, intimate scenes with Tika Sumpter with her boyfriend on set, Colin Kaepernick, and so much more!

“Slamma Jamma”: ‘It’s an emotional roller coaster’

If you like drama, basketball, and dunking, then you’ll love “Slamma Jamma.”

“It’s an emotional roller coaster type movie,”said the film’s lead star Chris Staples.

“Slamma Jamma” follows a former basketball star as he prepares for a national slam dunk competition after being released from prison. Unfortunately, he served time for a crime he didn’t commit.

“There’s going to be times in this movie when you’re going to laugh, there’s going to be times when you’re angry, there might be times when you might shed a tear, and there’s going to be times when you’re really excited because of all the things going on,” explained Staples.

Also, this movie has star power. Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and former “Bash Brother” Jose Canseco are apart of the cast of ‘Slamma Jamma.” Staples talked about being on set with Irvin and Canseco. “I’m a big fan of football, so Michael Irvin was one of my favorite receivers to watch. So, to be on set with him was very different,” said Staples.  “He was a good guy; very funny, very personable to talk to. Jose Canseco was just as funny. They were all good people, and they were all out there ready to work.”

According to Staples, fans will be satisfied with the dunks! “There are no stunt doubles, you’ll see some of the best dunkers in the world. You watched the NBA dunk contest and you were dissatisfied, but you won’t be dissatisfied with these guys because they are the best.”

“Slamma Jamma” in theaters March 24th.

“The Quad” Jake Allyn learning HBCU life

Actor Jake Allyn is from Texas, and so is his character that he plays on “The Quad” BoJohn Folsom. Like his character BoJohn, Allyn did not have a lot of knowledge of HBCU life before doing the hit BET show. Allyn joined Go4it’s Paul Gant and talked about his knowledge of HBCUs before getting the role of BoJohn. “I remember getting the script and on the title page it kind of had a little description of HBCUs, and it had how many African Americans had attended them, and kind of the history about them all,” said Allyn. “I knew about predominantly black schools and things like that. I knew they existed, but I didn’t know the history behind it all. And didn’t know what I learned now, which is kind of HBCU culture. For me it was amazing, especially playing a character who is in the exact same boat as me. 

Fortunately for Allyn, one of his castmates taught him a little bit about HBCU culture. “My roommate on the show Mles Stroter actually went to Morehouse, so he got to take me around a little bit. I like to say he guided me through HBCU culture.”

Make sure you check out Jake Allyn on “The Quad” Wednesdays at 10pmet/9pmct on BET. 

‘Slamma Jamma’ star Chris Staples talks ‘Christ Air’ dunk

Professional dunker and “Slamma Jamma” star Chris Staples can fly. Not convinced? Watch the dunk below.

Staples talked about how he came up with the “Christ Air” dunk with Go4it host Paul Gant:

“Actually a friend came up with the dunk. He can’t even dunk, but he studied dunks all the time.” Staples said. “He came up with the idea; hey. we actually got that dunk from a skateboarder. So the name of the dunk comes from a skateboarder.  He jumps up and he lifts the skateboard off from under his feet and holds it up straight.  We thought, ‘hey, could we do this with a basketball?’ And so we tried it, and it worked out. It was fun being in the gym creating a different dunk.”

This dunk would eventually go viral, which surprised Staples. “We never thought that the dunk would go viral as did. I just thought hey that’s a cool looking dunk. It only looks good in slow motion, but that was the point of it. When people see it, they love it. I’m glad I kind of have that as a signature dunk now.”

“Slamma Jamma” in theaters March 24th.

Listen to the complete interview with Chris Staples at the link below.

Interview comes in at 12:27:

“The Quad” Kevin Savage talks about his first HBCU experience, and his love for Howard University

Actor Kevin Savage plays a college quarterback on the hit series “The Quad” at the fictitious Georgia A&M. Savage talked about his first experience on an HBCU campus and Howard homecoming with Go4it’s Paul Gant.

“It’s funny because my ex, she’s my ex now; I was with her for seven years, man, and she went to Howard,” Savage said. “If you know anything about Howard, you know about their homecoming. You know, man, they throw the best homecoming,” said Savage. “So, my first time experiencing HBCU life was being on campus during homecoming at Howard.”

Savage talked about returning to school, and when asked what school he had in mind, he said this: “Definitely Howard because that was my first experience, man, and they’re a great university. If I choose to go back, that would be the school I’m doing. Howard all day! HU!”

Listen to the full interview with Kevin Savage at the link below: