Kofi Siriboe is ready to be Americas next sex symbol.
“I’m ready for it man,” he told “ET” during the premiere of his latest project, the highly anticipated Girls Trip. “I don’t think God gives you anything you can’t handle. You know, it’s happening. I’m embracing it and I’m just taking everything one day at a time.”
In the comedy flick, four friends (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish) travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, where they unleash their wild sides and rekindle their sisterhood. Siriboe, 23, was tasked with the role of playing Pinkett Smith’s much younger lover — a situation he admitted could have quickly become awkward should he came face to face with Jada’s husband, Will Smith. Fortunately for the heartthrob, he dodged a bullet, despite Smith’s presence on the et daily.
“No, no, no. We didn’t meet while we were filming. I just thought that would be mad awkward. I didn’t have anything to do with it,” he added. “It’s all love. I’m a big fan of everything he stands for. Him and his family they represent black Hollywood. They’re the first family of black Hollywood…of Hollywood in my opinion. It’s all love. It’s all respect.”
When he’s not lighting up the big screen with his megawatt smile, Siriboe stars on OWN Network’s drama-filled “Queen Sugar.”
“Ralph Angel is a young man who was formerly incarcerated. He is dealing with re-entering into life and society. He has a son that he was separated from and has a situation with his baby’s mother,” he previously told rolling out of his new role. “That’s all unsettled things that they have to deal with. More than anything he is just trying to build a new life and deal with who he used to be in the past and who he wants to be now. He wants to be there for his son and make his father proud. He wants to be the man that his family always thought he was. He is just very emotional, sensitive and vulnerable.”
In 2008, the American-Ghanian actor made his silver screen debut in Ice Cube’s The Longshots before appearing in the Academy Award-winning film Whiplash.
Girls Trip hits theaters on July 21.