The actor is addressing a variety of topics.
Terry Crews is hard at work promoting the forthcoming Deadpool sequel, while opening up to the press about other seminal issues.
The actor spoke about the recent cancellation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which took him and the rest of the crew by surprise. During an interview with Buzzfeed's AM to DM, Crews admits "we were totally expecting to go right back season 6 on Fox. We had no clue…I was mourning. There were tears. We were just like, ‘if I never see you again, I love you.’ I love this cast. It was the most heartbreaking, sad thing because we love each other. This is my second family."
Crews then notes how fan support ultimately helped the series get picked up by NBC. "You start to wonder, maybe we weren’t that good. But then all of a sudden the internet was like ‘HELL NO!’ Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sean Astin…everybody on the internet was flipping. It was the #1 trending topic all over… We heard maybe Hulu or Netflix would pick us up. We got hope. Then Hulu passed. Then Netflix passed…I literally wake up in the middle of the night 30 hours later — we got picked up by NBC! It was the most unreal feeling. It’s still raw."
Divulging into more personal territory, the former NFL football player spoke about the #MeToo movement, which he was been a staunch supporter of after coming clean about being sexually assaulted by a former agent. "The reason I even came forward in the first place was because people were really dogging out all of the women that came forward. This whole toxic masculinity thing is real…I just wanted these women to know that they weren’t alone. Imagine the courage that it takes to say that this happened to you and have no one believe you.. I added my voice, then all of a sudden everything changed for me. I was #MeToo also…Since then, thousands and thousands of men have to come me and said ‘this happened to me, too."
On a lighter note, Crews extols the delights of portraying a superhero in Marvel's Deadpool 2, which sees the actor link up with Ryan Reynolds in service of righteousness. "It feels damn good! When I grew up, there were very few black superheros to look up to….The big thing is that when I was a kid, there were very racist superhero characters…To see what’s happening now, to see Black Panther— we did this movie before the whole Black Panther phenomenon. Ryan Coogler called me up and said ‘I need you to be a part of what we’re doing here.’…It’s absolutely phenomenal what he’s done to the genre…Ryan kills it."