Michael Ealy Talks 'Underworld 4,' Twitter and Starting His Own Family
1 year ago
The blue-eyed actor is set to play Detective Sebastian in the new 'Underworld'
Loop 21: Are you excited to return to television with Common Law? Does it bring a different type of excitement as an actor?
Ealy: The schedule in television is a monster. You just have to buckle down for four or five months. If you’re doing a network show, it’s nine months. It’s just a grind. The thing I like about TV is you’re painting on a bigger canvas and the turnround time is usually faster than movies. So what we’re shooting right now, I’ll see in four or five months, as opposed to waiting a year. So that’s the joy of TV; you’re able to get your product to your audience a little bit faster. It just takes more out of you.
Loop 21: Did you know you have a Twitter account? You don’t run it (Laughs). Is there a reason why haven’t you joined that social network?
Ealy: I have been fighting it. I have been fighting it. I think more than likely, and I haven’t really said this publicly, but more than likely I will be on Twitter in 2012.
Loop 21: Why 2012?
Ealy: One, I don’t have time to do anything right now. I just don’t. And two, you know...I’m not done with this show until early next year so I just can’t physically do anything like that until next year. I know it’s just a matter of touching a couple of buttons on your phone, but believe me, this interview is difficult. When I tell you this schedule is a grind; it’s a grind. So, probably the top of next year. I remember talking to Kevin Hart and Taraji about Twitter and they kind of talked me into a little bit, so next year I’ll try it. ...I’m more so concerned about people running Twitter and Facebook pages that I don’t run, but they’re allegedly mine. So I want to take control of that.
Loop 21: You said that growing up you had a mother like Claire Huxtable, yet a lot of people don’t think the Cosby Show ideal can exist. Is that how you’d like your household to run?
Ealy: Yea. Yea, there’s nothing more to it, yea. I would love to have a complete family. I’d love to do it all at once. I‘d love to be able to give to my children what my parents were able to give to me. And if I’m blessed to be able to do that, fantastic. If I’m not, then life goes on. You have to do the best you can. There’s plenty of people out there doing the best they can every day. Some people are okay with it, and some people are like no, this is how it’s supposed to be. I do think we have to bring the family back; I do.