SHOW PREMIERE YOU GOTTA WATCH TONIGHT: UndercoversBy Delaina Dixon | September 22, 2010 | Entertainment
Like TV DivaGal needs a reason to show off this picture again. But I’m glad I have one.
Dreamy Boris Kodjoe stars in the spy series Undercovers tonight! He plays Steven Bloom, a retired secret agent who’s whose marriage to a fellow retiree Samantha Bloom (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has grown a bit stale. They get some much needed spice when they’re both pulled back into the family biz.
“It’s a dream come true to play this guy, the James Bond-type character,” Boris says. “I get to be funny, and I get to be tough and kick ass.”
Getting the role also means that the Soul Food alum’s return to TV won’t be boring either. “Usually on TV you’re playing the lawyer or the cop and you’re saying the same lines over and over week after week. After a while, that gets stale,” Boris says. “This cahracter is just so different, so it’s never a dull moment.”
Lucky (for us!), Boris says he has to be in “incredible shape” for this show. “I’m doing yoga and being careful about my nutrition, eating six or seven small meals a day,” he confesses.
After all, he and Gugu do have those hot love scenes. “It’s so not sexy. There’s 40 people in the room, and a guy with his belly hanging out with the boom mic,” Boris says with a laugh to the TV DivaGal. “It’s really very technical. I think doing a love scene is tougher than a fight scene. It’s so staged with the camera and lights and hitting your mark. But if it comes out to be sexy on screen, we did a good job. ”
Yep Boris, you do!
Undercovers premieres Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. on NBC.