The 26-year-old Fruitvale Station star sat down for a roundtable interview where he opened up about his career. Check it:
On lying in auditions: “They were getting ready to cast Tupac [for a planned biopic], and when I was auditioning, they were like, ‘Can you rap?’ And I was just like, ‘Sure!’”
On the biggest sacrifice for his career: “The family, for sure. When I was 19, I left Jersey and moved out here to L.A. to pursue acting. And one of my only regrets was not realizing how that affected my little brother. [There's] a six-year difference between us, and when I’m 19, he’s 13, and that’s the age that he really needs his older brother. And I was selfishly trying to pursue the acting thing on the other side of the country. [He was] growing up in the shadow of his older brother — not being his own person in a way — [with] everybody looking at him: ‘Oh, that’s Mike’s little brother.’ I guess you just have to accept it.”
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