*Multitalented actor Mechad Brooks is definitely showing his versatility lately with guest appearances on shows like “Desperate Housewives” and “True Blood.”
He recently landed a spot on the new USA Network series “Necessary Roughness,” where he plays the role of a pro wide receiver Terrence “TK” King, who has a bad temper and suffers from a classic case of butterfingers.
In an interview with the New York Post, he shared about his modeling career before breaking out on the small screen scene as well as a car crash that set him back a bit before beginning his new gig.
“I was sitting at a stop light. [And] somebody decided to use me as the brakes.” On his recovery, he says: “I was in and out of it for a couple of days. It’s excruciating, trying to slowly get back into exercising.”
But where the interview delves deeper is when Brooks is asked about his former career as an underwear model for Calvin Klein.
“I had wanted to be a Calvin Klein model since I was 17,” he says. “Marky Mark in his Calvin Kleins was the epitome of male sexuality. That was something I worked for.”
Apparently, Brooks has no qualms about his body or nudity, stating:
“I feel like the human body is what it is and the more you make yourself comfortable with it, the better off you are. Love your body and embrace that. If that means being naked, that means being naked. If you’re aware it’s not that hard to eat well and go to the gym and make yourself look good. Then you can embrace what it is you have.”
“Necessary Roughness” begins tonight, Wednesday (06-29-11), at 10 pm E/P on USA.