Larenz Tate has joined the growing list of Hollywood actors moving from the big screen to the small screen.
The 38-year-old stars on USA Network’s medical drama, Rush, as Dr. Alex Burke.
His character is the “straight-laced” family man best friend to the lead character of the show.
Tate opened up to reporter Chris Witherspoon about the seemingly new trend of film stars transitioning into TV roles.
“We go where the good work is, and where we can pay those bills” Tate joking said. “I think that television is allowing actors from the film world to find things that we couldn’t normally find in a movie. Not only are the actors moving on to television, the writers, the big time producers and film makers of Hollywood movies are moving into television.”
In addition to speaking about his character on Rush, Tate revealed he’s been approached about a sequel to his 90’s cult-classic romantic drama Love Jones, starring Nia Long.
“Love Jones is a great thing to do, if we can catch lightening in a bottle… it happened with The Best Man,” said Tate. “I think if we found the right take on the story and the script was right, it would be nice to do. It’s been something that Nia and I have been approached about and we’ve been talking about trying to do. We’ll see what happens.”