Bryshere Gray: From Homeless To Hollywood

… a big brother. We had Christmas at his house. It was good to just really connect and get a different relationship other than Lucius and Hakeem. We call each other on the phone as we’re leaving the set. We’re just getting out of work and we’re writing songs on the phone in our vans going home. That’s how we are.”

Having positive people in his life like his mother, manager Charlie Mack, and friends and family helped him focus on the positive. Gray also said he wished he had had more guidance growing up and cites mentors like Will Smith and the Roots’ Black Thought for his continued success.

“They lived it,” Gray said in an interview that morning. “They’ve been in the game longer. You really have to listen, and it saves you from making mistakes they may have made.”

Gray will be starring in the upcoming New Edition biopic and will be playing the singing entrepreneur and member of BBD, Michael Bivins.

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