Don Cheadle Covers JET Magazine

Don Cheadle Covers JET Magazine, Jan 2012

Don Cheadle appears on the cover of the Jan. 9, 2012 issue of JET Magazine. The image was released online today with the headline “He Lies, He Cheats–On His New TV Series, That Is.”

That new TV series is called “House of Lies.” Cheadle both executive produces and stars in the Showtime dramedy. We posted the premiere episode of House Of Lies yesterday ahead of it’s Jan. 8 cable television debut.

Bossip posted a few of their favorite excerpts from the cover story. Check them out below:

On His Resemblance To Conrade Murray:

“(Conrad Murray) is actually my passion project. You hit it! I want to play Conrad Murray, but I want to do him in drag and somewhat mentally disabled because that’s what will get me my Oscar. Oh wait, for Black people you have to be like a prostitute or a gangster. I’ll do him as a prostitute and I’ll definitely get that Oscar!”

On His 20 Year Relationship with Bridgid Coulter (the couple has 2 daughters, Ayana, 17 and Imani, 15):

“We were married in a pagan ritual,” jokes Cheadle. “No it just wasn’t planned. Our first daughter wasn’t planned and it just happened. So we were like, we’re together. Are we supposed to get married now? After 20 years, I guess we could. It’s just never been a priority.”

On Not Being Hollywood:

“It’s not me,” says Cheadle. “If I suddenly became ‘that guy,’ it would seem ridiculous. I’ll kill a hooker or something, or get into a bar fight with Jamie Foxx. I dunno!”

On Obama:

“I think he inherited an impossible situation. I wish he had not been so much of a consensus-seeker. I just wanted to see a more ‘gangsta’ president.

[via Bossip]


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