‘The Game’ Star Coby Bell Talks Brandy’s Acting, Fatherhood, More
Coby Bell aka “Jason Pitts” from BET’s The Game is not arrogant like the character he plays on television. In real life he’s a doting father of two sets of twins and he also serves as a Big Brother.
You’d think he’d be burnt out considering that he’s juggling two television shows, parenthood and musical aspirations, but that isn’t the case. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with him talk about the many hats he wears and get some insight on what’s coming up for Burn Notice and The Game–especially with regard to Brandy Norwood, who plays his love interest on the upcoming season.
Peep an excerpt from the interview below.
That’s quite different from The Game where they always give you beautiful women to play opposite of. How is it working with your latest love interest Brandy in the upcoming season?
Oh, she’s awesome! I’ve really been blown away with how she’s been able to just jump right in, because I know exactly how that feels—I did it on Burn Notice. [The show] had been going for three seasons, and I hopped onto that moving train and figured out who my character was. Brandy just jumped right in out of the gate kickin’ ass! She’s always prepared; she never half-asses; she’s just a real professional. I’m really enjoying working with her.
Last season your song “The Dip & Pitts” became a trending topic. How did you come up with the song and the dance?
Well, I didn’t come up with it by myself. There was a running joke for a couple episodes with me talking to Chris Webber about “The Dip & Pitts” and he’s like, he didn’t know what it was. And I was like, “Come on, man. Don’t act like you don’t know what it is.” It was supposed to be this song that [my character] came out with when he was a rookie… There was an episode that was short and they needed another scene at the end. So Kenny Smith, the executive producer, said, “Alright, we’re going to have you do ‘The Dip & Pitts.’” I was like, “Hell, yeah!” We did it and we made the song and we knew it was funny, but I didn’t think it was going to do what it did. And as far as the dance, I just made that up the night before we shot the scene. I’ve never been a part of anything like that. It’s pretty weird.
Does this mean there’s a budding music career on the horizon for you?
It’s funny you said that. It’s kind of always been in my life. My dad is a singer, so it was always either music or acting with me. All the way up through college I was doing both, and even after college I was in a reggae band. Then the acting really started taking off so the music had to become a hobby. But lately I’ve been putting together this project where the music and the comedy kind of come together. Hopefully within the next couple years I can get that going.
Check out the rest of the interview here.