Landing the role of Jeremy in the “Think Like a Man” movies came with some perks and pitfalls for Jerry Ferrara.
The actor, who’s best known for his role as Turtle in the HBO series “Entourage,” told TheWrap that playing Gabrielle Union‘s underachieving husband Jeremy in “Think Like a Man Too” was no easy task.
“It was very stressful having to make people believe I could get Gabrielle Union, ’cause Gabrielle is very, very beautiful and talented,” Ferrara said of the film, which was released on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday. “So, I also thought it would be a nice little feather in my cap if people actually bought that we were a couple. And not everyone did, but some did.”
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In this follow-up to the original 2012 film, Union’s character Kristen has finally tamed man-child Jeremy into marriage. But there’s one problem — she wants baby, while he’s not so sure.
Ferrara and Union are joined in the sequel by several newcomers, along with original cast members — Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Regina Hall and Taraji P. Henson. The film follows the couples as they hit the strip in Las Vegas for a weekend wedding along with a bit of debauchery.
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“Think Like a Man Too” opened at the top of the box office in June with $12.2 million, and ended its run in theaters with a $65 million haul. That was far less than the original film, which rang up $91 million domestically.
Ferrara admits the second film’s lower earnings have thrown the possibility of a trilogy into question. “I honestly don’t know,” he says. “I would do it in a heartbeat and I think the rest of the cast would. I just think, does it make sense for Screen Gems or not?”
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Even if there isn’t another “Think Like a Man” movie, Ferrara’s Hollywood hustle continues to gain momentum. He just finished shooting the “Entourage” movie.
He also has a role in the upcoming drama “Club Life” opposite Jessica Szohr and Robert Davi, and he hosts a podcast on all things Ferrara.
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“[It’s] called ‘Bad 4 Business’ because my girlfriend is the producer, and if we break up, I don’t really know — does my podcast continue?” Ferrara wondered. “It’s off to a great start. I love radio, I’ve grown up loving talk radio since I was a kid, so I’m living out my childhood fantasy.”
Watch Jerry Ferrara dish on “Bad 4 Business” and “Think Like a Man Too” in the TheWrap’s interview above.