The actor politely declined for a good reason.
Actor Michael Ealy has recently announced he would be gracing the screen with his hypnotic blue eyes by the side of actress Meghan Good for their newly released film, The Intruder. The film follows the story of a young couple who experience chilling encounter after purchasing a home from a deranged seller. And as such, the pair embarked on a promotional run-around to spread the word about the movie.
During one of his promotional stops, Michael Ealy spoke on his previous experiences playing the love interest in music videos. As most of us remember, Ealy played Beyonce's flame in the visuals for the now classic track "Halo." The actor's feature in the video was what tuned many of his fans today onto knowing and falling for the attractive star.
Moreover, Ealy revealed this was not the first time he was scouted to play Bey's bae in her videos. In fact, the actor was approached to also star in the video for "Irreplaceable," but he politely turned down the offer. When asked why, he further replied: "I didn't want to be the guy who she said, 'To the left, to the left' to. Who wants to be that guy? It's like the worst thing ever." His response made the entire audience burst in laughter. And considering all things, the reason for Michael's passing up on the opportunity seems reasonable.
Though, Michael was pleased to be asked again and did say yes the second time around for "Halo,": "I heard the song and I was like, 'I can do that, for sure."