*It was clearly Shad Moss, and not Bow Wow, who showed up at the Television Critics Association press tour Monday.
The one-time rapper and recent co-host of BET’s “106 & Park” now finds himself among such company as fresh Golden Globe winner Patricia Arquette, James VanDerBeek and Peter MacNicol in “CSI: Cyber,” a gig he says demands a “caliber of acting” he’s never delivered before.
“The stuff that I’ve done, whether it’s ‘Entourage,’…that’s fun, lighthearted stuff. Comedy. You come into this, it’s like, this is Harvard,” Moss said of the drama, a spinoff of the “CSI” franchise focused on cyber crimes.
Moss, 27, plays expert cyber-hacker Brody Nelson, who once used his powers for bad, but has been recruited by the FBI’s team of cyber crime investigators to use his powers for good.
Speaking to EURweb exclusively after his TCA panel, Moss said that this project – with all of its “crazy monologues and tech talk” in the script – marks a new level in his acting career.
“I think once you do stuff like this, I mean sky’s the limit. You can pretty much do anything,” he said. “I used to be a little nervous going into audition rooms. Now, it’s like, I feel invincible. If you can do this, you can do anything.”
Moss is about to hit a new level in his personal life as well.
Below, the entertainer tells us about his relationship with fiancée Erica Mena of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: New York” and his decision to marry her at this time in his life.
“CSI: Cyber” premieres Wednesday, March 4 at 10 p.m. on CBS.
Watch the trailer below: