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Q&A With Terry Crews


Q: What do you miss about the NFL days?

Oh, I miss the camaraderie of a team, which can be so wonderful. But honestly, a lot of that has been replaced by the on-set camaraderie I've enjoyed. Especially on Brooklyn Nine-Nine -- it's great. We're a family and we clicked right from the beginning.

Q: How is the character Terry, on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, like you?

This character is me! In fact, they based it on me and are constantly incorporating little bits of me and my life into the storyline. The creators will mine everything. For instance, the bit about driving a minivan, that's from my life. And about loving yogurt, that's true! I think that it's better to play against type in a movie. You film it once and it's over. But when you're doing TV, I think it's better to play someone closer to you since you're going to be doing it day in and day out, hopefully for a long time!

Q: You've had so many sides to your career: football, Old Spice ads, movies, and TV. What do you get recognized for most?

Hard to say, but it depends where I am, really, or the circles people inhabit. If I am at the mall, it's often a movie like White Chicks. Someone watching The Expendables might be more likely to recognize me from sports.

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Reviewed on March 15, 2014

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