Hosea Chanchez currently stars as “Malik Wright” on The CW’s hit sitcom “The Game,” which has started airing new episodes. Chanchez’s acting talent, and instinctive sense of humor have made Malik a truly multidimensional character, a star NFL quarterback who is a player on and off the field. Chanchez opened up to Variety.com by answering a few questions on who gives him inspiration to what are his favorite books.
Book I’m reading: “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle
Three books that mean a lot to me: The Bible “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
What book would you like to see brought to the bigscreen and what book do you hope never gets adapted?: “The Alchemist”/ “The Book of the Dead”
Last film I saw: “The Other Boleyn Girl” directed by Justin Chadwick
Three films that mean a lot to me: “The Color Purple,” directed by Steven Spielberg “Carmen” “The Shawshank Redemption,” directed by Frank Darabon
Who do you think is the best actor in Hollywood at the moment? (male or female) Will Smith
If you could play any real-life person in a movie, who would it be and why? My Dad’s life
Song currently playing in my iPod: “Diamond Girl,” Ryan Leslie
Three songs that mean a lot to me: “When Your Life Was Low,” Joe Sample and Laylah Hathaway “Someday,” Donny Hathaway “What’s Goin’ On’” Marvin Gaye
Concert that changed your life: Michael Jackson’s Victory tour, which covered the “Thriller” album
Guilty pleasures: * TV: “Nip/Tuck”
What’s more dangerous: a mountain lion or a bitter ex? A bitter ex. At least you know the mountain lion wants to kill you...maybe
What helps you get out of bed in the morning?: ”The Today Show”
Who do you look to for inspiration?: First God, but I try to look to everything in front of me.
Who was your celebrity crush growing up? Janet Jackson, Stacey Dash, Alyssa Milano, and Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) from “Saved by the Bell.”