This guy on paper looks like he’s a gigolo but he’s an artist. All those qualities that aren’t so apparent in male roles, especially Black male roles so it’s an interesting role to play, and fun! If it’s a villain, I don’t want to play a villain that’s written as a villain that’s just obvious.
Last year it seemed as if the drama in actor Columbus Short’s life far outweighed anything he was facing on the big or small screen.
Fortunately things seem to be looking up, with the actor currently starring in “Mr.
Right,” a romantic comedy that premiered to rave reviews on BET and is now available on DVD and VOD (Amazon, i Tunes, M-Go).
While promoting the film, Short took some time to chat with BOSSIP’s Managing Editor Janeé Bolden about his role in “Mr.
Right,” a possible return to “Scandal” and whether or not he’ll appear on “Empire.” Columbus Short: It was fun.
I mean i knew I’d have fun playing a, you know, quasi-ladies man.There was a likability about him, he was an artist.I love characters that have a little bit of some layers. Whether it’s a good guy or a bad guy I don’t want it to be boring.CS: I think me and Jackie are gonna do a lot of movies together.It’s kind of like me and Jackie have that true energy.It’s like who can I liken it to, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.