Jay Hunter – If Loving You is Wrong
By: Jamie Steinberg
Q) What other projects are you working on?
A) I’m currently in pre-production on two films I’m producing. I can’t say a lot right now except that one is an action film and the other suspense.
Q) How was your character Ian for “If Loving You is Wrong” originally described?
A) Recently divorced, father of two. Straight-shooter, confident defense attorney who is loyal to his clients. Ian struggles between his loyalty to his law partner and the moral high ground. He has a cat and mouse relationship with one of the main female characters.
Q) What is it like working with Tyler Perry?
A) It’s awesome! He’s very down to earth. He’s a busy guy, but still takes time to work with the actors and make sure they’re comfortable.
Q) What were some of your most memorable moments from filming?
A) My first day of shooting and an Audi pulls up and Tyler looked at me and gave me the keys and said, “This is your car” … for my character of course. I was so excited I jumped in the driver seat and sat there just staring at the steering wheel. He saw me looking at the steering wheel and asked, “Hey Jay, are you sure you can drive?” I answered, “Yes, I’ve just never driven anything this nice before.”
Q) We’ll also be seeing you in the movie Acrimony. Talk about what made you want to be a part of the film.
A) Well, number one, they cast me lol and number two I had the opportunity to work opposite Taraji P. Henson. Should I keep going? [laughs]
Q) What kind of roles do you gravitate to?
A) I’m attracted to roles that have a depth and are part of a story that has a deep underlying meaning.
Q) Can you tell us a little bit more about your character on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD?
A) I play a villain or as I like to call them “misguided individuals.” I play the Kree Watch Commander. The Kree are a race of blue-skinned aliens. I capture and interrogate the agents.
Q) You are a part of social media. Do you enjoy the instant fan feedback you receive for your roles?
A) Yes, I really appreciate the fans because without them we don’t have a show. Their feedback is invaluable.
Q) What has been the one thing someone has told you to help you continue with your acting career?
A) You never arrive. You have to continue honing your craft because there is always room for improvement.
Q) Is there anything you would like to tell young actors or actresses just starting out in the industry?
A) Believe in yourself. Don’t give up on your dream and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it….and be that change.