Actor Terrence Howard usually plays the suave debonair character in his movie roles, but now this smooth actor is taking his talents to television. Terrence will be starring on "Law & Order: Los Angeles" as the Deputy District Attorney.
Terrence took time out of his hectic acting schedule to speak with GlobalGrind about his new TV role, his fashion sense and his love for music. Check out the exclusive interview below!
GlobalGrind: You're an established film actor, why the move to TV?
Terrence Howard: It used to be that 40 - 30 years ago television was a place where film actors went to die. That's not the case anymore, some of the better programming and some of the better writing is actually on television and cable these days. You have to continue to grow with the industry. You cannot become extinct by extinct thoughts by antiquated ideas. What I have learned by the characters that I have played in my life, all of them have added up to who I'm playing now with Jonah Decker. But it is also giving me opportunity, while in the process of filming this I have been able to do 3 other movies.
What have you learned about the justice system that surprised you? What’s the different between this new show, "Law and Order: LA" and "Law and Order: New York"?
Well, the difference in the show in New York, it's more straight forward, very gritty. It's not necessarily emotionally driven, but more circumstantial driven situations. With Los Angeles, you have the mecca center of entertainment of the world. It is the access in which all entertainment around the world revolves around. So there are a lot of high profile people that get involved with legal circumstances that makes it even more exciting. But it actually adds another layer of, how do we deal with these people on a political basis. It makes it a little more exciting, what could take place because we are in land of L.A.