[INTERVIEW] Gary Owen Doesn’t Feel Snubbed By Essence Magazine + Why He Considers Hollywood A ‘Big Temp Job’

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We recently caught up w comedic actor Gary Owen at the DC screening of Think Like A Man Too. In addition to chatting about the toughest part about filming the highly-anticipated sequel, theJasmineBrand.com correspondent Jahphia chatted with the Ohio-bred talent about the controversy surrounding the Essence Magazine cover.

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As previously reported, the magazine featured leading men Terrence Jenkins, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Romany Malco and film maker Will Packer  front and center on the cover. This resulted in a few people criticizing the publication for failing to include two of the film’s white actors, Jerry Ferrara and Gary Owen.


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Peep the conversation below, along with his thoughts on what consider a potential ESSENCE snub.

theJasmineBRAND.com: It seems like filming Think Like A Man Too was one big party, was there anything hard about filming?

Gary Owen: Nah, honestly the hardest part was the heat. It was hot in Vegas in the summer, I’m talking about 110 at night. That literally was the hardest part, coming outside.

theJasmineBRAND.com: Switching gears, you and co-star Jerry Ferrara weren’t featured along with the other men of the cast–by the way, you’re married to a black woman. What did your wife have to say about the cover?


You know what, I didn’t even think nothing of it, until it got brought to my attention and it’s very

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