The ladies seem to be crazy about Laz Alonso. The actor is featured on the cover of Rolling Out magazine this month and discusses his life as a successful actor in Hollywood, and also speaks about his love life.
Laz stars in the new movie “Jumping The Broom” with Paula Patton and Angela Bassett.
Speaking of love, are you currently dating?
Your boy is single. However, I have a strict policy about my personal life. You can’t let people into certain things in your life. Otherwise, you can’t get them out. They didn’t burst in. You let them in. So, when it’s time to kick them out, and they don’t go, it’s on you.
Is it harder to date when you’re famous?
It is because you have to work harder in keeping things away from the public’s consumption. People who love and support you will do so no matter who you date, but people who don’t love and support you are the ones who will do whatever it takes to end that relationship for whatever reason. I’m not trying to give those who don’t support me more ammunition to shoot me down. They have to work hard to shoot me down.
Some men are nervous about approaching women but don’t admit it. Are you one of those men?
It depends on the setting. I won’t approach a woman at a grocery store or gas station. If the conversation naturally strikes up, and I’m feeling the energy, then I’ll ask for a number and see where it leads. One time, I tried to approach a woman on the street in passing, but I crashed and burned. It’s a special skill, and I know guys who do that well, but I’m not that guy.
So do women come on to you?
One time, in New Orleans, I was walking down Bourbon Street, and a blue minivan pulled up. One of the sisters leaned out and said, “Are you Laz Alonso?” All of a sudden all the doors came out, and eight women almost tackled me. They were all hugging and groping [me]. When it’s one against eight, you go with the flow. So, that’s the biggest set-up line. Now, when someone asks who I am, I make sure there is nobody hiding in the bushes so that I don’t get ambushed.
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