[WATCH] Lance Gross Admits He Lost Role On ‘Scandal’ to Columbus Short, ‘It Hurt.’

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NAACP Award Winning actor Lance Gross dropped by New York’s Hot 97 to chop it up with Angie Martinez, DJ Enuff, and the crew. The 31-year-old Oakland native, who was recently appointed ambassador of Magic Shave, discusses how he loves being a ladies man, catty women in Hollywood and how Columbus Short and Derek Luke beat him out of roles of a lifetime. Peep the excerpts below.

 On Being A Ladies’ Man:

I like the ladies, I appreciate the ladies. I grew up with women. My mother, I got twin sisters for the most part it was women in the house. I just got a respect for women. I dig it.”

On Being Overlooked for Scandal and Women In Hollywood:

I was up for that role, it hurts. But he’s killing it. He was right for it. I feel like everybody uplifts everybody. I feel like the girls do that moreso than guys – getting catty about the roles. It’s friendly competition. It’s just like sports.”

On Wanting To Play Diddy:

I wanted to play Diddy in Notorious. I went out for that, Derek got it. I’ma get the next one though (laughs). I think he did good. Derek did a great job, I love that movie. Shout out to Derek.”

Not only is he making his rounds as a rising actor, he also just recently produced his first film, The Last Fall. In the film he depicts a a former football player who is struggling with life and love after his career is over. Lance recently landed a role on an upcoming drama on NBC pilot and is still promoting his latest movie, Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of A Marriage Counselor. Check his full Hot 97 interview below.

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