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Boris Kodjoe: I'm OVER The Whole Sex Symbol Thing!

Sexy actor Boris Kodjoe is tired of you lusting after his face and body and not appreciating him for the acting skills he has. *eyebrow raised*  In a recent interview, he says exactly how he feels about being treated like a pretty piece of meat.  Oh the drama when you go inside....

 

Taking a break from promoting his new show "Undercovers" airing on NBC, Mr. Kodjoe told AOL's Blackvoices that it is time people start talking more about his acting skills and less about his pecs.  He says this, even though he is shirtless at least every 20 mins on his hour long show....not that we mind.

"Over the past few years, it's been more of a hindrance in that I had to really work ten times as hard to establish myself and prove to people that I'm more than that.  Sometimes, I think the sex symbol thing is overshadowing the fact that I've worked my butt off. I can't worry about how people perceive me."

But Boris hopes his new role as Steven Bloom, a former spy who comes out of retirement to solve a case, will be the role to show fans how far he can stretch as an actor.  He does all of his own stunts, and tries to play up the elements of action, comedy, drama and romance written into the scripts.  

"Steven Bloom is probably closer to me as a person than a lot of the other characters I've played. He's a very worldly person, an athlete, he wasn't as far-fetched as other characters I played."

Many critics have focused on the novelty of the show's two leading characters being a black couple, yet Boris says it was colorblind casting on part of creator J.J. Abrams, "...it just happened to work out that way."

"J.J. just told me I was the guy for the part and that was really refreshing and traditionally that's not the case in TV and film.  The world is multicultural and diverse but it hasn't been [shown that way on TV and film] in the past but it definitely is an important show because it shows that's what the world looks like."

And if you didn't know, Boris is also into the fashion game promoting his custom-made, yet reasonably priced clothing line, Alfa. And, of course he's very into being a father and husband to Nicole Kodjoe and their kids.

"My wife and my kids are the most important thing for me in life.  As long as I'm true to my family that is where my happiness and joy lies in life. Everything else will fall into place automatically," he said.

Some flicks from the latest episode of his show for the road:

 

Oh Boris.  Alright then y'all.  Keep your eyes about his neckline and get into the Denzel-esque flavor he believes he's giving us.  Nothing to see here...nothing to see.
 

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i meant drop em low for a

i meant drop em low for a role
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What the hell ever Boris, you are a sex symbol so accept it and shut the hell up, i think ppl oozze of him because he is absolutely beautiful to look at but also a married family man and seems to be a good dad, and whats wrong with drawing ppl in with ur looks then showing them that you really have talent as an actor once you've caught them with ur looks, if you didn't, u don't see Denzel saying ppl stop it with the sex symbol talk, no he just prove hiself on the screen and that makes u love that much more, and i do watch his show and it does nothing for me no matter how hot he is, that show will be short lived and im still supporting it and about to watch it now but its not that good, but it is kinda of funny.
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i agree with you too...i've

i agree with you too...i've been watching the show, and while it's not the worst show on tv right now, it def isn't the best. but of course i'll support it...i think it has potential...the characters/actors probably need more time to develop their chemistry with one another. both stars (boris and gugu) are gorgeous BLACK people, and i will watch their show as long as it is on...
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Agree with you on that one.

Agree with you on that one. He may be over it but i ain't! I like the show.
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Well, how do you think Halle feels lol Anyway I love his new show I think it's great so watch it!!!!
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1st off boris STFU.....u r a

1st off boris STFU.....u r a sex symbol get over it, when i wtch ur show i wtach 2 c f u can act and ur a great actor...but u shld be worried about cancellation b/c ur the only afrcn amer. show that we have on primetime and frm wht i see online ur gonna be canclled by nxt year f ppl dnt strt watchng
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You know,,,you don't know

You know,,,you don't know what you got till it's gone. Maybe when he gets a pot belly and doesn't turn heads anymore he will get it....Until then.....shhhhhhhh and take your pants off.
Bronze_Duchess's picture

Many critics have focused on

Many critics have focused on the novelty of the show's two leading characters being a black couple, yet Boris says it was colorblind casting on part of creator J.J. Abrams, "...it just happened to work out that way." Who are these critics that have a problem w/ two black people starring in a leading role on NBC? Do these same critics have a problem w/ other same race couples who star on show that are all white??? When I saw the commerical, I said to myself "it's about damn time". After all these years and multicultural differences, hollywood still wants to play the same ol same ol. It's getting old and boring. that's why many of their shows can't past the 2 yr mark these days. Since "Friends" was gone, that was it. Hollywood needs to move on or the public will show with their money and time that they won't even entertain themselves w/ their crap. Why do you think movies can be found online these days? Keep it up Hollywood, you're the one losing out.
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Oh Boris, just shut up and be

Oh Boris, just shut up and be your cute sexy self!!! If they'd based all your roles on your acting you'd starve to death... including this one. I'd still have animalistic sex with you though!!! *MUAH*
Cutie Putootie's picture

I'M SORRY BUT YOUR ACTING

I'M SORRY BUT YOUR ACTING SUCKS!!! YOU ONLY GET JOBS BCUZ OF HOW YOU LOOK **Kanye shrug**
CreamyPeach's picture

why do people downplay how

why do people downplay how well they look!? everyone has a GIFT, and can come in any form. Enmrace it, except it, use it!!
andrea's picture

correction *embrace it*

correction *embrace it*
andrea's picture

DAMN Boris you are one fine

DAMN Boris you are one fine man. Can't we have both? Drool over you and your actin? you are TOO fine, Boris and im sorry but thats how its gonna be. By the way, CAN SOMEONE GET BISHOP AND HIS TIGHT SHIRT AND BIG ASS UPPER BODY AND SMALL ASS WAIST ASS OUTTA THERE LOL. MORE BORIS!!!
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Well he is FINE! And I think

Well he is FINE! And I think his acting is good on the new show... His wife on the show isn't believable to me though.
Anonymous's picture

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Anonymous's picture

Saw his new show once and

Saw his new show once and I'll not be turning in again, love to support my black show but I just can't do it with this one. It will not be back next season.
Anonymous's picture

His wife is a phenomenal

His wife is a phenomenal actress, but I think he needs to continue to work on his "craft" to really be taken as more than a handsome face.
Anonymous's picture

Finally a good looking black

Finally a good looking black man on here!
Anonymous's picture

Boris should be happy he has

Boris should be happy he has females tuning in for his looks, because i saw his show and its super wack, he cannot carry a show by himself, he actually wasnt that good in Soul Food, its just that no one noticed because the stories and the rest of the cast were so good.
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Being a pretty piece of meat

Being a pretty piece of meat is what keeps him employed.
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Go Boris!!.. I feel him.

Go Boris!!.. I feel him.
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Yeah he better stick with the

Yeah he better stick with the looks because the acting aint good www.theblackcouple.com
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Anonymous's picture

You have to respect a brother

You have to respect a brother for wanting to be recognized and respected for more that just his looks......we woman should learn something from that.
Anonymous's picture

I agree, instead of

I agree, instead of supporting him and understanding what he's saying, these women are acting like wild, untamed animals!
Christine's picture

I totally understand what

I totally understand what he's saying but the reality is he's no Idris - hella sexy and helluva actor. Be happy we appreciate him for what he gives... good face and body.
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@1:27p.m. How can we respecit

@1:27p.m. How can we respecit him as an actor when we haven't seen his talent? Name 1 movie that you've seen Boris in that would allow us to say "Damn He's A Good Actor"....SMH
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Bitch you act like Hollywood is handing out roles to Black people. Don't you know Hollywood is one of the most RACIST industries there is out there? Everytime a black actor gets a YES they had already received 100 NOs?? Stop being so damn negative and judgemental of Boris K. The man is married to a black woman who he loves. He's not a down-low gay man masquerading as a straight. We dont know that he's an abuser, a drug user or a playboy. Lift the man up instead of being such a pessimistic BITCH! The man is doing his thing and enjoying his life. He doesn't have to prove anything to you.
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Boris has had enough

Boris has had enough opportunity to show whether he's a good actor or not. Fact of the matter is, he's not that great. Doesn't mean I don't like him or won't support his decent projects, but at the end of the day: Boris Kodjoe is just a pretty boy who can say his lines when he's supposed to. It's not hate; it's reality.
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@Kuttlefish Our Black male actors may have a harder time in Hollywood GETTING a descent gig but, they do exist....Idris Elba, Michael Ely, Will Smith and many others have been marketing themselves so they can land those roles that will allow their talent to shine....Bcuz women see Boris as eye candy is not an excuse for his inability to be an class "A" actor....If he wants to be taken seriously in Hollywood then he needs to show Hollywood what he's really working with...And as far as him being Married that's a beautiful thing, no 1 on here sounds like they want to rape this man...Lastly we as Black Women in particular need to learn how to have a descent coversation w/o the profanity...UNNECESSARY!!!!!
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She can't help it, she's

She can't help it, she's ignorant
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