Before he takes over Hollywood this summer, action star Frank Grillo was kind enough to talk to the CBS Sports Radio show, We Are Live. For an epic 34 minutes, Grillo dished on his big 2016 cinematic and television season. After punishing a few Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, Grillo will return to his true authentic playground with AT&T’s Kingdom and then return to movie screens in July with The Purge: Election Year. For the 50 year old actor, it’s a homecoming of sorts after a lot of hard work put into the blood, sweat, and tears business of show business that started over 25 years ago.
Guest host Rafe Williams and Trill Ass Trailers creator Kenny Kinds joined me for the interview and we discussed:
*The impact of Crossbones on the Marvel Universe and the Russo Brothers.
*Why Chris Evans shouldn’t challenge Grillo in a real boxing ring.
*The world of Kingdom and MMA and how the show came together for Grillo and creator Byron Balasco.
*Why Purge 3 will be the best in the series.
*The importance of stunt work in these action adventures.
Conor McGregor was brought up and so was Grillo’s early start in Hollywood on The Guiding Light. All of that and more.
People ask me what separates Grillo from your other gracious make believe masters and it’s this. He gives a shit and forges friendships. He keeps his word. If he says he can do something, he is going to fucking do it. A lot of people, actor or not, don’t do that so cheers to Frank.
The audio links are below. Two options.
For the ITunes crowd, here is the link to the We Are Live subscription page.
For the internet crowd, here is a link to the We Are Live InsideSTL page.
Each page the segment is listed as “Interview with Frank Grillo”. If it were up to me, I’d light this page on fire right now because that is the exact temperature of the man’s career.
Thanks for listening to it and I hope my first night hosting a radio show sounds as professional as possible.
A huge thank you to Chris Denman and Travis Terrell of We Are Live to allow me to operate the controls of their cathedral for a night and host Mr. Grillo on this fine show.