During his recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Michael shared his story about an awkward “on-camera connection” he had while shooting a romantic scene with his Think Like a Man 2 co-star Taraji P. Henson. Ealy, who had just hit the gym before said love scene, got in the bed with Taraji, but she quickly checked him about being a lil “musty,” as any real friend would do.
“I was just working my ass off to try and to pump up the muscles, get the blood flow going. That’s a trick. That’s what everybody does,“ Ealy told Kelly. “I was glistening and I’m laying down with her and we were in between takes, and she’s like kind of like in here, because I’m kind of on top of her. We’re just sitting there in between the take, and she says to me, she goes, ‘Hmmm, you kind of ripe,’” Ealy said.