Michael Ealy is already back on the big screen, fresh off the phenomenal success he enjoyed earlier this year in Think Like a Man, the $100 million box-office hit that knocked The Hunger Games out of the #1 spot. Michael first found fame in 2002 for his memorable performance as Ricky Nash in Barbershop.
His other feature films include Seven Pounds, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Never Die Alone, For Colored Girls, Miracle at St. Anna, Takers and Underworld: Awakening. In 2007, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Showtime’s Sleeper Cell. Meanwhile, on TV, he’s appeared in ABC’sFlashforward and CBS’s The Good Wife.
Here, the versatile thespian talks about starring in Unconditional, an inspirational, faith-based feature. In this bittersweet tale of redemption, he portrays Papa Joe Bradford, a real-life role model who, despite kidney disease, teams with a recently-widowed, childhood friend (Lynn Collins) to make a difference in the lives of needy kids in Nashville.
Kam Williams: Hey Michael. Thanks for another interview.
Michael Ealy: I’m good, Kam. How are ya?