"Where in the world is Larenz Tate?"
I’d be rich if I was paid money every time I heard that question. There’s no doubt that he has many loyal fans and supporters around the globe.
However, if truth be told, as of late, we have not seen a lot of him on screen - at the theater, or on TV.
Well, ahead of his debut on Showtime’s “House of Lies” this Sunday, February 17, 2013, Shadow and Act knew exactly where Larenz Tate was; and this afternoon we caught up with him and chatted very briefly about his debut on “House of Lies”, his friendship with Don Cheadle, and other current directing projects.Shadow and Act: Congrats on your new “House of Lies” role. For our readers that do not know a lot about the show can you tell us about it?
Larenz Tate: The tagline behind “House of Lies” is funny, dirty, business. The show is a comedy satire about how big business operates. Most Americans that work in corporate America should be able to relate to this show. In the series, Don’s character is in the thick of everything. He’s the guy that is known for pushing the envelope along with his POD (his group).Shadow and Act: Can you tell us about your character, “Malcolm”?
LT: I play Don’s character’s younger brother. We are polar opposites. We have a long history of sibling rivalry. Malcolm is a guy that is about the people. He is a dude that’s fighting against Wall Street. He is an occupy Wall Street kind of guy.
He is about organizing the people against the corrupt system. The thing is he’s against the same people that Don’s character works with. So that’s a problem. Don’s character looks at himself as an over achiever and my character as an under achiever. Everybody likes my character. My character does not hold down a regular job.( Collapse )sourceI want to be friends with Don Cheadle!!!!! Love it when Black Hollywood looks out for one another.