Brian White Talks Hollywood, What He Learned From Bernie Mac, More

Movies & TV

By: kholmes / February 13, 2012

BET.com caught up with Good Deeds and Stomp The Yard actor Brian White to discuss his rise to the top in Hollywood.

The handsome former model has a lot going for himself lately from starring in the DVD release of David E. Talbert’s What Your Husband Doesn’t Know to lecturing around the country to encourage today’s youth. 

Peep a few excerpts below from his interview.

On when Hollywood came knocking:

I came back to LA in 2000 to try to get back in to professional sports. I was sitting in a club and a casting director walked up to me and said, “Hey I like your look, are you an actor?” It turns out he had a legitimate business card. I went to the audition the next day—it was for a guest starring role on Moesha as Shar Jackson’s love interest. And the rest is history. I fell in love with the craft of acting, it’s the 2nd biggest love of my life.

On what Bernie Mac taught him:

The actor that taught me the most was Bernie Mac. I did my first big budget studio film with he and Angela Bassett, Mr. 3000 for Disney. Bernie taught me by example what creates success is humility and hard work. The first day on the set we sat around talking to him for three hours. At the end of one day of shooting we had 8,000 extras in a baseball stadium and Bernie stayed until every person got their hug, high five, autograph and their picture taken with him. He even argued with security and said, “This is why I’m here. I’ll pay for it if we have to keep the lights on. Get out of my face and let me focus on who’s important.”

 

Check out the rest of the interview here.