July 28th, 2010
09:38 AM ET
He may have retired as the Old Spice guy, but Isaiah Mustafa is still enjoying the sweet smell of success.
Besides filming a guest spot on NBC’s “Chuck” and appearing in Tyler Perry’s upcoming "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf," the 36-year-old actor and former NFL player has landed a role in the new Jennifer Aniston comedy “Horrible Bosses," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“It's a smaller role, but who wouldn't want to be in one of these funny, irreverent comedies?” Mustafa said of the movie, which also stars Jason Bateman. “I'm playing a cop because I play these authoritative characters well. I don't know exactly who I'm in the scene with - maybe Jennifer Aniston!”
Since appearing in his first Old Spice ad last February, Mustafa has seen his celebrity soar, thanks in large part to his six-pack abs. Though his toned tummy has inevitably drawn comparisons to The Situation of “Jersey Shore” fame, Mustafa insists he’s much more grounded.
“Who names themselves the Situation?” he asks. “I do not take myself seriously like that - not in the least bit - that would be so pretentious.”
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