WWE star David Otunga was recently interviewed by ChicagoNow.com, and he spoke on a number of topics including the origin of both his coffee cup and his lawyer gimmick, his future and more. Below are some highlights:
"I was kind of turning into the A-lister and Hollywood star person but I'm more of a different character. I really am a lawyer and no one else is which sets me apart from everybody else. One day I went out to cut a promo and I was supposed to talk about something else but did the lawyer thing and they loved it. So we stuck with and it felt pretty good. I enjoy being in the ring and it was more excitement than anything to be back in that wrestling role. I am very goal oriented and want to see my character go to the top. I am hoping to have the creative freedom to do that and let it pan out the way I would like. It's exciting for sure and hopefully in the next few weeks my character continues to grow."
On his coffee cup: "Funny you should mention that because I’m drinking out of it right now. The thing about the coffee mug, is that it’s really me. One day I started using it on camera and people are led to believe it’s a part of my character. But it’s really me and not just my character's role."
On his toughest role: "I guess it had to be the reality show (I Love New York). There was a lot more information that I could process at one time. The was unbelievably fun because it came to me second nature. With the WWE, the acting classes, and the improv I do it was very easy to blend in. The only major difference was me having to shave. I haven’t shaved in many, many years but it had to be done and it helped me get into character."