If you ever find yourself about to interview Morris Chestnut. Do not. I repeat. DO NOT GOOGLE HIM. It seems innocent enough to want to make sure you have your facts straight. But what you may forget is that he had an 8-pack and is shritless in low slung sweats in a scene in Best Man Holiday. And that image will pop right up as you diligently try to be a professional.
And then he will be in your ear laughing at your lame jokes and you will be starring at his 8-pack in front of you. And then you would ask your questions and fight to ignore he really is smart, and thoughtful and charming. A lethal combination if you fell in love with Lance Sullivan over a decade before and realize that the man who plays him is even better. And then you might have to go tell a coworker that you’ve been charmed. And find yourself actually laying on her floor. Not that this happened to me. I just imagine this could happen.
So again. Say it with me. DON”T GOOGLE MORRIS CHESTNUT.
(But here’s the interview I did with him for ESSENCE.com)