"Seven Seconds," Actor Michael Mosley Recalls a Meeting of Ice-T, Iron Hands

HipHop News Posted on March 5, 2018 at 11:58pm

"Seven Seconds," Actor Michael Mosley Recalls a Meeting of Ice-T, Iron Hands

It pulls No punches.

Los Angeles, CA – Acting, like Hip Hop, requires a significant level of versatility to sustain a long and prosperous career. Actor Michael Mosley knows this first-hand. He flexed his comedic chops on shows like Scrubs and the Sirens before you get to display more complex and dramatic side in his role in the new Netflix series of Seven Seconds, which focuses on a fatal accident involving a police officer and an African American girl.

In the year 2002, when he was still an up-and-coming actor with only one previous credit to his name, Mosley landed the role of an addict/informant in the Law And Order: Victims Unit Special opposite Ice-T. In an exclusive chat with HipHopDX on the premiere of Seven Seconds, Mosley recalled receiving a slap in the face on several occasions by the Hip Hop legend.

"I have worked in SVU when I was the first to arrive and Ice-T in that show," he explained. "There was a scene in it, and I was just starting out as an actor. I'm going to play this addicted to that nod, and the scene opens with [Ice] slap me across the face like "wake up". We do a bit of testing, and then the director calls "action" and this guy hits me so hard in the side of my face. He has a leg as a hubcap, and he calls to me and the lines just came out my ear and I am [disoriented]."

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Being new to the game, Mosley wanted to make a good impression. Even as the blows continued, he kept his composure.

"I'm a young actor, and I'm not going to be a wimp about it," he continued. "So I'm like, 'Ok, this is what we are doing. This is the correct method?' So we take after take. It was probably at least 12 takes, and he just keeps hitting me, hits me, hits me


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