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Morris Chestnut is winning with ‘Rosewood’

Photo by Derrel Johnson for Steed Media Service
Photo by Derrel Johnson for Steed Media Service

Morris Chestnut has been making the hearts of women skip a beat since he made his big screen debut in Boyz N the Hood and rolling out was able to experience this first-hand at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem on Monday, Sept. 14, as Chestnut hosted a screening of the first episode of his new FOX television show Rosewood.

Chestnut spoke exclusively with rolling out about returning to television, his recent success and the new show. “To return to TV in a titular role of a show is incredible, just to have that opportunity.  And to play a doctor who’s smart, fun, witty, likes to have a good time, and he also takes care of business, and is successful, all those things, I couldn’t turn the role down,” he said. Chestnut plays the role of pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. on the new show.

Why should viewers tune into the premiere of Rosewood on Wednesday, Sept. 23? “They should watch ‘Rosewood’ because ‘Rosewood’ is a show unlike any other on TV. We have different dimensions with all these different characters. It’s not just a comedy all the way through, it not just a drama all the way through, it has different levels, so they are going to be thoroughly entertained. And FOX is hot right now,” he said, citing the success of “Empire,” the show starring one of his co-stars from The Best Man films, Terrence Howard.

Speaking of the trilogy, now you know we couldn’t speak to Morris without asking him about the upcoming sequel The Best Man Wedding. So when are they going to start filming?  “We’re trying to find a time right now to get everybody together. Terrence is on his show, Taye [Diggs] is on his show, now I’m on my show, so it’s just a matter of getting everybody together,” said Chestnut.

We may have to wait to see Chestnut on the big screen in a sequel to The Best Man, but he is currently experiencing success with the film The Perfect Guy, which debuted this past weekend, raking in $25 million at the box office.  “I’m just glad everyone came out to support it. It’s a blessing from God. Thanks to all my fans for just supporting the movie,” Chestnut said of the success.

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