Underappreciated Actor of Another Color #5: James Kyson Lee
No, let me quit bullshittin'...I didn't know. There, I said it, okay? I didn't know. I didn't know all that was going on under there; I really didn't. I know I'm supposed to know...if I'm gonna run this feature I'm supposed to know all of these things. But honestly, y'all...I just knew what you knew. I knew about Heroes. I knew about the being 34 and Korean-American. I knew about the talented, funny, and multiligual thing - I knew about that. I knew about Akira's Hip-Hop Shop, and the blazin' Blasian love scene - I'd heard naughty rumors and breathless whispers about all of that.
But about this? This shit right here? This shit right here? Somebody should've told me!
You know what? Never mind that - it's my fault. I shouId've known. I should have known Mr. James Kyson Lee (born Jae Hyuk Lee, by the way) was keeping a secret from us. I think he's a naughty, naughty, naughty man for not telling us what he had going on. *shakes head* Like, how am I supposed to do my job when he doesn't level with me? Seriously, people...help a pygmy out!
And yes, kids, the legend is true: you can do a 7-day rental of Akira's Hip-Hop Shop for $1.99 on Amazon, where you will see Mr. Man here handle some business. It's not explicit in a skanky way, but it is steamy as hell. 'Cause when he starts kissing on Miss Emayatzy Corinealdi, and slipping out of his clothes to pin her down on his bed with this body... daaaayyyyyummmm!!! Daaaayyyyyyummm!!!!
(Can you tell I'm rewinding and watching it again and again right now like a freak?)
Anyhoo, I'm glad he's got the Heroes gig going, and all...but Heroes doesn't have the best history with Moi concerning its treatment of certain characters...but maybe that's just me (by the way, I like this picture to the right, but I don't see why chica can't show her face. She's not window-dressing people; it ain't cool to treat a person like a prop. James should be spanked for going along with that!).
James stays busy, but it's not box office-busy and that bugs me. If this model/actor/bastketball-player is so comfortable showin' skin - and the skin is fine - then we need to see it on the big screen pressing up against somebody else's.
Holla if you hear me.