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, thats 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 bigger 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 told Paul Gant. “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.
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!
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.
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.
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
We talked to one of the stars of Tyler Perry’s hit show “The Haves and Have Nots” actor Tyler Lepley back in August of 2014. Lepley discussed the show, football, his love life and so much more!
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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 a HBCU campus and Howard homecoming with Go4it’s Paul Gant. “Its funny because my ex, she’s my ex now; I was with her for seven years man, and she went to Howard. 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 mine 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:
Interview comes in at 1:07:51