Michael Ealy appeared on the Kelly Clarkson Show and recalled the time his co-star Taraji P Henson was brutally honest with him about his body odor.
He said she told him he smelled kind of ripe!
“So Taraji who I love immensely; we’re from the same hometown,” he said. “One of the coolest people you ever meet and the most talented people you will ever meet — we are doing a scene in Think Like a Man Too and I just had a kid. I didn’t get a chance to really like work out or prepare for this role and stuff.”
“Right before this scene where I’m like shirtless in the bed with her and stuff like that, I did about 250 push-ups right, not in a row… in about 20- 25 minutes while they are setting up the shot,” he said.
“Like I said, I was just working my ass off to try and to pump up the muscles, get the blood flow going. That’s a trick. That’s what everybody does.”
Of course Ealy tried to defend himself, bringing up the fact that he literally just did push-ups.
“She was like ‘Michael Ealy is not perfect.’ And I was like ‘Taraji, you saw me doing the pushups. Come on. You know what I’m going through,’” Ealy said.
Watch the moment below:
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Think Like a Man Too, the sequel to Think Like a Man, is inspired by Steve Harvey’s bestselling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the Atlanta Black Star reports.
Ealy and Henson star in the film, along with Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Terrence J, Jerry Ferrara, Gary Owen, and Romany Malco.
Michael Ealy recalls Taraji Henson having to tell him he was musty on the set of “Think Like a Man 2”
— Glock Topickz (@Glock_Topickz) October 31, 2022
Taraji and Michael Ealy chemistry went so crazy in Think Like A Man😵💫
— better call des (@desdjarin) October 23, 2022
That scene in Think Like A Man where Michael Ealy asks Taraji to make a wish then she goes “Your turn” and he looks at her athi “I don’t need.” With John Legend playing in the background. Niyamdlala u’Romance? 😭😭😭
— Palesa (@Pali_babz) January 24, 2021
Now when we watch the movie and see this scene: