Actor Marcus Scribner, proving that the force is truly with this one, showed his support for any and all things Star Wars by attending the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the Pantages Theatre on December 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Earlier this year, in an interview with The Huffington Post, Scribner referenced shows like “Everybody Hates Chris” and “The Bernie Mac Show,” saying, that they helped to put black nerds on the map, letting everyone know that the “blerd” was not just a myth. Scribner went on to say that he and his character on the hit television show Black-ish definitely are more alike than not.
“We definitely have our similarities,” Scribner told The Huffington Post. “We love video games, we love superheroes, some of those kind of things that are classic ‘nerd’ kind of things. At the same time, we’re very different. I feel like I’m not as clumsy or gullible as Andre Jr. but that’s what also makes him so fun to play because it’s like a different character. It’s somebody you don’t get to experience on the daily basis.”
Producers and cast mates knew that Scribner was the right pick for the job when he auditioned for the coveted Black-ish role in 2014 and shouted, “WEST COAST REPRESENT!” Scribner, a proud Los Angeles native, thought that it was a cool move but to those casting the role, it came off as a nerd-trying-to-be-cool, aka—Andre Johnson Jr. “I definitely want to [have] a super positive impact… making sure that nerds, black nerds in specific, are being represented on television. Cause I mean, to be honest, there’s just a ton of us out here.”
In addition to attending the Star Wars premiere, Scribner walked the red carpet, looking dapper as usual, for the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on December 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Scribner is definitely busy making his rounds at the end of this year! We can’t wait to see what fun spots he will turn up in in 2017.