Actor Michael Ealy spoke exclusively with Loop 21 about his plans for starting a family, and eventually joining the wildly popular social network, Twitter.com.
Ealy, who recently wrapped shooting the comedy flick, “Think Like a Man,” says he’s tired of people creating Twitter and Facebook pages that he doesn’t run.
The 38-year-old ‘Barbershop’ star also said he wants to wait until he can have all of his children with one
submissive woman rather than spreading his seed in multiple industry sluts like other irresponsible stars have done.
Loop 21: You said that growing up you had a mother like Claire Huxtable, yet a lot of people don’t think the ‘Cosby Show’ ideal can exist. Is that how you’d like your household to run?
Michael Ealy: I would love to have a complete family. I’d love to do it all at once. I‘d love to be able to give to my children what my parents were able to give to me. And if I’m blessed to be able to do that, fantastic. If I’m not, then life goes on. You have to do the best you can. There’s plenty of people out there doing the best they can every day. Some people are okay with it, and some people are like no, this is how it’s supposed to be. I do think we have to bring the family back; I do.
Loop 21: Is there a reason why haven’t you joined [Twitter]?
Ealy: I have been fighting it. I have been fighting it. I think more than likely, and I haven’t really said this publicly, but more than likely I will be on Twitter in 2012.
Loop 21: Why 2012?
Ealy: One, I don’t have time to do anything right now. I just don’t. And two, you know…I’m not done with this show until early next year so I just can’t physically do anything like that until next year. I know it’s just a matter of touching a couple of buttons on your phone, but believe me, this interview is difficult. When I tell you this schedule is a grind; it’s a grind. So, probably the top of next year. I remember talking to Kevin Hart and Taraji about Twitter and they kind of talked me into a little bit, so next year I’ll try it. …I’m more so concerned about people running Twitter and Facebook pages that I don’t run, but they’re allegedly mine. So I want to take control of that.
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