I won’t lie when I heard that I was invited to attend a blogger screening party with actor Wesley Jonathan, I was like..who? Then I Googled him and screamed, “Sweeeeeetnessss! You so Fine!” which is my absolute FAVORITE line from the movie Roll Bounce starring Bow Wow and Wesley Jonathan as “Sweetness”. This awesome actor was in town to promote the 2nd season of TV Land’s hot new show The Soul Man. Held at the fabulous W hotel here in Atlanta, it was a small private event with some of the A’s hottest online publications represented including BET.com. The event was hosted by Lamar and Ronnie Tyler of BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com and I was very excited to be there.
We watched the Season 2 Premiere with Mr. Jonathon and then he made himself available for Q & A afterwards. The Soul Man stars Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash. They portray a husband/wife team with him being a former R & B star who has returned to the pulpit to run his fathers church after a steamy “R. Kelly like” career. Niecy Nash is perfect as his hot wife and is hilarious! Wesley Jonathan plays baby brother “Stamps” to Cedric’s character. I laughed out loud a few times during the episode.
The Q & A brought about ALL sorts of questions which Wesley was gracious enough to stay long enough to answer them all. Questions ranged from: “Would you ever play a gay character?” to “How many times will you be removing your shirt during this season?” lol. His character “Stamps” is in between jobs and his antics are very comical. Even though he expressed his love for dramatic acting his comedic timing is on point and very critical to the show.
I know we were all there to talk about The Soul Man, but i couldn’t resist cornering Wesley Jonathon to talk about the role that he is famous to ME for and that’s “Sweetness“. We chatted about his grueling task of actually learning how to roller skate as well as which skating stunts were his and which belonged to his body double. Trust me I was not mad at all when he showed me some of the dance moves from the movie that belonged to him ::clutches pearls:: He said that the training that he received and the work that he did in the movie Roll Bounce has caused him to fall in love with roller skating. Unfortunately for him whenever he tries to enjoy a few laps at ANY local rink, people THINK that he IS “Sweetness” and often challenge him to skating battles!
And how can I call myself a “Natural Hair” blogger and NOT talk to him about that gorgeous head of hair that he has? He let me know immediately that his hair does not contain any chemicals or processes and that it was ALL natural. The Instagram pics that he showed me from his phone of him throughout various stages of his childhood was further proof that his natural hair is ever changing and very versatile. He let me feel how soft it was and even pointed out a FEW gray hairs that he has. Of course I had to snap a few classic natural hair shots of his shortly cropped, shiny black, wavy mane. I had SO much fun talking to this guy!
The 2nd Season premiere of The Soul Man airs tonight 6/19/13 at 11/10c on TV Land. Check your local listing for details.
Thanks to Mr. Wesley Jonathan for being so friendly and approachable and for being a beautiful person… inside and out. Can’t wait to watch!!