Actor and four-time NAACP winner Wesley Snipes has been making a bit of a comeback as of recent. The star appears in the new Netflix limited series True Story where he plays the role of Carlton, the burdensome and seemingly jealous older brother to the show’s lead character, the Kid, played by Kevin Hart. Snipes brings the same level of intensity and awe aspiring energy to the TV screen as he’s done in several timeless films including his seminal role in the Blade trilogy, New Jack City (1991), and Demolition Man (1993), but it felt as though Snipes had disappeared over the last decade. Well, he did disappear. Snipes spent 28-months locked away in a federal prison facility in northern Pennsylvania after being convicted of tax evasion. The star was intertwined in a lengthy legal battle over unpaid taxes for years following the court’s decision to fine him up to $5 million for the outstanding fees. True Story Netflix Series Now the 59 year-old actor is back with a 7 part series on Netflix Now Streaming. On this episode of The Backstage Pass, Snipes talks about his famous role as Sidney Deane in the (1992) classic White Men Can't Jump and tells Gentry what is was like working with guys like Sly Stallone, Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy. Snipes has been quoted as saying that "Hollywood is still run by white people for white people. I don’t expect a white guy to go out and write the experience of a black guy growing up in the Bronx the way I grew up. How is he going to know that?” And that’s why he says black artists should follow the example of film-makers in, for example, South Korea or Nigeria. “The South Koreans are not sitting there complaining about not being included in Hollywood. They went and built their own." He did tell us that we have come along way since he first got to Hollywood in the late 80s. Listen to this and previous episodes of The Backstage Pass on The Podcast Playground. email the host @ Gentry@GentryThomas.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we get an in depth interview with Steve Stifler from American Pie and Doug The Thug Glatt from Goon, Mr Seann William Scott. He talks about his new show on Fox called Welcome to Flatch a mockumentary where the native Minnesotan plays the local minister in a small town in Ohio. Seann also talks about his relationship with Eugene Levy and how he has remained a successful actor and director for so long. The movie star talks about his favorite roles that he's played and which characters he relates to the most. Gentry also asks Seann how he's able to stay off of social media and out of the microscope that most Hollywood stars are under. Stifler does describe what his mother is actually like at the request of Gentry and the rest of the studios dirty curiosity. He additionally speaks about his early career and how he first got into movies and how his family and early life influenced him into going to LA. The two talk about his involvement in Jackass, American Pie, Goon, and about his bucket list, along with so much more in today's episode of Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes releasing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas we are visited by actor, writer, producer, and legendary comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Jeff has a new special called The Good Old Days which is available now to watch on Netflix. The special talks about whether or not if the good old days were really even the good old days and compares modern day life to when rotary phones ruled the land. Jeff and Gentry also talk Georgia sports and how recently they've been on fire. Jeff was especially excited to talk about his Georgia Bull-Dawgs who recently won the Natty against Alabama. The Georgia native talks about how coming back to comedy after the covid-19 quarantine actually made him nervous like it was his first time performing. He also talks about how much not only comedy but the world has changed since his first stand up gig. Jeff tells an especially risqué story about how while trying to find a good Italian place it led him down a dangerous path on the internet. Jeff and Gentry talk about rednecks, technology, sports and so much more on todays episode of backstage pass, make sure to subscribe and follow for the latest episodes.