Coby Bell Talks Career, Daddy Duties, And More
In a recent interview, 36-year-old actor Coby Bell sat down to discuss his career and parenting, working with singer/actress Brandy, and other projects. Check out the excerpts below.
On juggling two popular television shows at the same time:
“Luckily it hasn’t been exactly at the same time. Last season Burn Notice ended, and then a week later The Game started. This season, The Game started about two or three weeks before Burn Notice. I was juggling [both] for two or three weeks, and that was kind of crazy flying from Miami to Atlanta and then back to Miami. And I go to L.A. every weekend to see my wife and kids. The only part that weirds me out about it is being away from my family, so I do a lot of flying.”
On fitting in daddy duties with the hectic schedule of being on two shows:
“It’s challenging, but it’s the best thing in the world. The traveling, the long hours; everything I do is for my kids. But when I got these jobs out of town, I said the only way I can do this is if I go home every weekend. There’s no way I can go more than five days without seeing them or being with them. [And] once The Game is done, I’m going to have two or three months just being home and just being dad before I have to go back to Burn Notice. I’m not saying that it’s easy but being a father is just the best thing in the world.”
On R&B singer Brandy coming to the show:
“Oh, she’s awesome! I’ve really been blown away with how she’s been able to just jump right in, because I know exactly how that feels—I did it on Burn Notice. [The show] had been going for three seasons, and I hopped onto that moving train and figured out who my character was. Brandy just jumped right in out of the gate kickin’ ass! She’s always prepared; she never half-asses; she’s just a real professional. I’m really enjoying working with her.”
Coby also speaks on new projects:
“I’m actually really excited about hooking up with a couple of writers from The Game and one of the writers fromBurn Notice. We’re trying to turn this idea into a movie. The character’s name is Milky Jr. and the name of [his] band is Milky Jr. & The Milky Way. I want to finish that one, and what’s really cool is Brandy and I have been talking about life after The Game, trying to get something together TV wise. So I’m really excited about that, too.”
There is nothing like a guy that is involved in their kids lives. Keep up the good work Bell! By the way, make sure you tune into BET’s The Game, which airs on January 10th at 10 p.m on B.E.T.
[Photo Credit: Jeff Berlin]
~Be Blessed & Stay Humbled
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