Apparently, Taraji P. Henson had to get Michael Ealy together about him “smelling gripe.”
During a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Ealy opened up about a pretty embarrassing moment that took place between him and actress Taraji P. Henson while filming 2014’s Think Like a Man Too.
Before shooting a romantic scene with Tarajo P. Henson, Michael Ealy did 250 push-ups between takes.
While speaking with Kelly Clarkson, Michael Ealy shared that one of his romantic scenes with co-star and love interest Taraji P. Henson in Think Like a Man Too was temporarily halted due to his b.o.
The actor revealed that before shooting a shirtless scene with Henson, he decided to do 250 push-ups between takes.
“So Taraji who I love immensely; we’re from the same hometown. One of the coolest people you ever meet and the most talented people you will ever meet,” he recalled. “We are doing a scene in ‘Think like a Man Too,’ and I just had a kid. I didn’t get a chance to really like work out or prepare for this role and stuff.”
“Right before this scene where I’m like shirtless in the bed with her and stuff like that, I did about 250 push-ups right, not in a row… In about 20- 25 minutes while they are setting up the shot. Like I said, I was just working my a– off to try and to pump up the muscles, get the blood flow going. That’s a trick. That’s what everybody does.”
Taraji P. Henson told Michael Ealy that he smelled 'kind of ripe.'
When it came time to act intimate for the scene, Ealy put his arm around Henson’s neck, which caused her to get a whiff of his unpleasant odor.
“I was glistening and I’m laying down with her and we were in between takes, and she’s like kind of like in here, because I’m kind of on top of her,” he explained. “We’re just sitting there in between the take, and she says to me, she goes, ‘Hmmm, you kind of ripe.’ “
Henson teased Ealy for not being perfect.
The actor’s admission caused the audience and host Kelly Clarkson to erupt in laughter.
Afterward, Ealy revealed that Henson teased him for not being perfect.
“She was like ‘Michael Ealy is not perfect.’ And I was like ‘Taraji, you saw me doing the pushups. Come on,'" he recalled. "You know what I’m going through.’”
Ealy wrapped up the interview by saying it was a bit difficult to act romantic with Henson after that moment.
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