Jamie Foxx Was A "Ball Of Energy" According To Commercial Co-Star

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Host Jamie Foxx speaks onstage at the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paras Griffin/VMN18/Getty Images for BET)
Jamie Foxx is back to his energetic self according a co-star on one of his recent commercials.

Jamie Foxx was reportedly a "ball of energy" on the set of a new commercial according to his co-star for the piece, Kristen Radford Thom. The commercial is for BetMGM's latest promotional campaign. Thom spoke about the experience of working with Foxx with PEOPLE.

"One of my favorite actors, and he was kind and humble and hilarious — all wrapped up in a ball of energy!" Thom told the outlet. "He came over to our table (we were sitting right behind him while he played piano) and just opened up to us. As private as he is, he was pretty open to our table about his situation without telling us exactly what happened."

Jamie Foxx At The "Creed III" Premiere

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 15, 2023: Jamie Foxx attends the European. Premiere of Creed III at Cineworld Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom on February 15, 2023. (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

The advertisement features Foxx rocking a black suit while playing piano at NoMad Library inside the Park MGM Las Vegas. Foxx filmed the spot back in July. "He was the nicest," Thom said of Foxx. "He was funny. His improv abilities are unmatched. The entire set was laughing at his jokes. He is talented, in the most natural way." The filming of the BetMGM commercial came after Foxx's medical emergency, earlier this year.

Jamie Foxx For BetMGM

The actor was hospitalized with an undisclosed condition in April and remained under medical care for months before confirming what was ailing him. The lack of information caused rampant speculation about his condition. He finally addressed the situation in a message to fans on Instagram in July. “I went through something that I thought I would never ever go through and I know a lot of people were waiting or wanting to hear updates but to be honest with you I just didn’t want you to see me like that man,” he said at the time. “I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying, cracking a joke, doing a movie, television show, I didn’t want you to see me with tubes running out of me and trying to figure out if I was going to make it through.”


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.