He also says that he wanted to play P Diddy in Notorious, but the part ended up going to Derek Luke.
Being an actress myself, I will add that he was probably one of several actors who auditioned for those roles, so it may not necessarily mean that, in the case of Scandal for example, the job came down to either him or Columbus Short.
But can you see Lance Gross as a "Gladiator in a suit?" Or as P Diddy? I just can't see him in Scandal, but I think he may have been a better choice for P. Diddy than Derek Luke.
Upcoming, he's got the NBC pilot for an untitled Washington, DC-set political thriller he's starring in.
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