Old Spice guy cast in Jennifer Aniston film
By Leslie Bruce
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Whether he's on a boat or a horse, one thing is certain: the Old Spice guy is on a roll.
Isaiah Mustafa reveals exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter that he will be appear in Warner Bros.' "Horrible Bosses," starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. And in addition to a role in Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," the former NFL player is filming a guest spot on NBC's action-comedy "Chuck."
All this comes on the heels of Nielsen data indicating that sales of Old Spice body products are up a monumental 107% in the past month as a result of his Emmy-nominated spots, and the Old Spice YouTube channels have been viewed more than 58 million times.
WHAT HAS THIS ROLLER-COASTER YEAR BEEN LIKE?
Isaiah Mustafa: It's a dream come true. It was a couple of lucky occurrences that had to happen for me to get the commercial. I missed the first audition but made the second one they scheduled because they hadn't found anyone. They said they were going to book me, but I didn't get the call. I said "Forget it" and put it out of my head. Then they called after Christmas. I think about it all, and it wows me.
WHAT CAN YOU SHARE ABOUT YOUR ROLE IN "HORRIBLE BOSSES"?
Mustafa: It's a smaller role, but who wouldn't want to be in one of these funny, irreverent comedies? The cast is great. I'm playing a cop because I play these authoritative characters well. I don't know exactly who I'm in the scene with -- maybe Jennifer Aniston!
YOU ALSO LANDED A TALENT AGREEMENT LAST MONTH WITH NBC. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN, AND WHAT SHOWS ARE YOU FILMING? Continued...