'Ballers' star London Brown teases possible death, great partnership with Russell Brand’s Lance Klians and cool cameos in season 5
Speaking in an interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Brown spoke about how he always knew Reggie was capable of being the kind of person people have now fallen in love with, even back when everyone else hated him
London Brown has earned himself a lot of love and a lot of hate for his role on the HBO dramedy series ‘Ballers’ starring Dwayne Johnson. The young actor and comedian plays the role of Reggie, a childhood friend to NFL player Vernon Littlefield (Donovan W. Carter) and the person who handles his money.
The character was admittedly quite annoying in the first season but has evolved into an extremely endearing figure in the later seasons of the show. Speaking in an interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Brown spoke about how he always knew Reggie was capable of being the kind of person people have now fallen in love with, even back when everyone else hated him.
“I saw this side of Reggie during the audition process,” Brown said. “In fact, my first couple of auditions I was fifth season Reggie and the writers told me 'Hey, that's not ready yet. Reggie is more like this.' And so we took Reggie in the other direction, but I saw this down the line, and that's why I like Reggie because I saw the potential.”
After season 4 though, fans are finally starting to see the side of Reggie that Brown saw back when he first took on the role. “I think that as the season progressed people are able to see this whole he's not so bad. He's actually a pretty good guy. He just looking out for a friend. So, I think he's figured it out in this season.”
In the upcoming fifth season, Brown promises ‘Ballers’ will continue to excite fans with lots of fun surprises and some cool cameos. “I think that people can expect a lot of cool cameos,” he teased. “We have cameos by Odell Beckham Jr. We have the Migos in there. So between the cameos and the storyline, I think people are going to definitely enjoy the season. There might be a possible death, possibly, you know, I don't know but it might be, people need to tune in for that.”
Brown also said fans can also look forward to seeing more of the extremely fun chemistry between Reggie and Joe Krutel (Rob Corddry), who has more or less taken Reggie under his wing in season 4. We’ll also be seeing some chemistry between Reggie and Russell Brand’s Lance Klians.
“We see similar chemistry with he and I,” Brown said when asked about how Reggie and Joe’s partnership will evolve moving into season 5. “And also me and Russell Brand, we do a lot this season. So comedically, I think it's going to be some good stuff. But we do have some serious moments where Reggie and Joe go at it. They have some face-offs a little bit. I think the twists and turns this season should be quite entertaining.”
‘Ballers’ season 5 will premiere August 25.