McKinley Freeman: VH1's "Hit the Floor"
June 26, 2013, 3:43 pm
Actor and former basketball player at the University of Illinois, McKinley Freeman
joined John Canzano on The Bald Faced Truth to talk about his career and the path he’s taken to become an actor.
“I wasn’t even thinking about acting,” explained Freeman, “but this opportunity came up with All My Children in Ney York essentially out of nowhere and I was just like eh, why not.”
McKinley Freeman currently portraits Derek Roman on the VH1 "show Hit the Floor"
. The show follows the drama and intrigue of the Los Angeles Devil Girls, the hottest dance team in pro basketball. Freeman also spoke about how sports prepared him for the rigors of acting. “To be the best player in any given sports, you’ve got to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and figure out the parts you need to improve on and being proactive about making those weaknesses strengths and I think the same thing can be said about acting.”
Freeman also talks about his time at the University of Illinois and what his experience has been in Hollywood.
Click on the link below to listen to the interview with McKinley Freeman.