Undercovers offers more than just action, though. There’s a bit of humor in the dialogue too. This is more drama than comedy, correct?
It’s both. That’s what makes it so cool because as an actor you don’t really get to do different stuff. Usually if you do one of those dramas, that’s all you do. That’s what makes [Undercovers] a dream role ‘cause you’re never bored.
Could you ever see your wife Nicole Ari Parker being your C.I.A. partner?
In real life? Oh yeah. Nicole’s ride or die. That’s my teammate. Don’t play with her. She’s real!
I had the opportunity of interviewing her and I got the sense that she’s really no-nonsense. Like, you do not want to get on her bad side.
That’s absolutely true. That’s my girl so I always try to stay on her good side.
“I would love to get the chance to play Arthur Ashe. He’s a hero of mine.”
You’ve done television and film drama and now branching out to the Sci-Fi and action flicks. Do you feel you’ve found a niche yet?
I don’t think I have a niche. I think I’m very versatile. It’s just that you don’t always get a chance to play those characters. It’s sad because people see you in one light and then they wanna continue to see you playing this one role. I think as I grow I want to continue to do different parts.
Is there a dream role for you?
I think there are a few dream roles. I would love one day to get the chance to play Arthur Ashe. He’s a hero of mine. With me being an ex-pro tennis player it’s definitely something I would love to do. And now with the new TV show, it’s certainly a dream role. If you asked me to come up with a project that I’d love to do I couldn’t have even come close. —Bonsu Thompson