In this week’s edition of ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! podcast, Cool Kids star David Alan Grier chatted with the gang and talked about everything from his mission as an actor, fatherhood, how the entertainment industry has changed since the days of his hit movie, Boomerang.
Key quotes from this week’s episode are below. For the full Yes, Girl! Podcast interview, click here.
On his mission as an Actor:
“Having range – that’s the way I’ve tried to live my life. I would much rather audition for something than leave it up to someone else to say, ‘I didn’t picture you as that.’ And also, sometimes you need those outside eyes that see something in you that you don’t see in yourself …. something that is greater than your own vision.”
On how comedy has changed since the ‘90s and early 2000’s:
“I remember working with Daman Wayans and we used to make certain jokes … there were so many things that we could do then that we can’t do now… if we did [do it now] it would have to be attacked from a different point of view…”