Actor/TV Personality, Terrence J has teamed up with The Source Magazine to present the “Shave With A Purpose” campaign. For 6-weeks, Terrence J will grow out his beard for the charity, “The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation.”
The overall mission of The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation is to ensure that the needs of the whole child are met through the development of programs and support of community-based organizations that foster excellence in the areas of health, education and social well-being within urban and ethnically diverse communities.
We caught up with Terrence to chat about the campaign, his new movie Sparkle and what’s up next for the budding actor.
On His Role in the Shave With A purpose Campaign.
I realized through my travels to third world countries, I have realized just how much we have taken for granted, we can easily cut our hair, get manicures and pedicures, even hot water, it’s all immediate and accessible. So for the next 6 months I ill not shave, and Both the Source and Magic Shave will donate money to charities that will support the needs of such necessities in third world countries.
On working with Legendary Source Magazine
I remember purchsing classic issues featuring the Fugees and Nas, They are the Hip Hop Bible for so many reasons, and to be able to partner with them means so much to me..
What’s His Role in Sparkle?
I play a club host/ promotor when the girls make their debut I introduce them, I have a super fun scene with Cee-lo green and I think people are gonna love this Movie.
What’s the difference between this role and your role in “Think like a Man”?
It’s totally different, my first day the producer didn’t think I looked vintage enough so he asked me to shave off my mustache, although I was a little reluctant at first, It worked and I think it all blended in. This is more of a drama with a lot of great music and shows a totally different side of me then my character in Think Like A man.
How was it working with our beloved fallen angel, Whitney Houston?
Words cant express it, I’ve always been a fan of her work, the Body Guard changed my idea of love and to be on set with her was amazing… but just to be apart of her last body of work was great.
I think we tear each other down so much constantly in the media, I think its important that the last image that people see of her will not be images of her in bathroom bath tub or a hotel, but images of her shining and singing and looking stunning on the big screen, I think God has a plan for everybody and this was his plan for her.
On Transitioning from Host to Acting
Acting is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I always tell people that when chasing your dreams it will not be linear and the way you want it to be, so hosting has been a wonderful transition.
What’s Next for Terrence J?
The first thing I want to do is ake a vacation cause I’ve never taken one, and the first place I wanna go is Haiti and do some volunteer work and maybe Africa afterwards.
What does the word Fly mean to Him
Fly is a universal word that encompasses what our lifestyle and our culture is and I think it transceneds different generations. I think it transcends different races as well, you can be out in Japan and hear them meantion ‘Fly Kicks, its just a fly word.
S/O to Darryl G on the Styling!