The new season of “S.W.A.T.” is just around the corner, and its leading man Shemar Moore couldn’t be more excited for its premiere.
The actor sat down with ET Canada correspondent Keshia Chante to talk all about what’s to come from the second season of the action-drama series.
“I’m excited and proud of my career. Twenty-five years in the game and here I am now the lead of ‘S.W.A.T.’ and so I’m very proud to be in a lead position, to be number one on the call sheet,” Moore says. “But I’m also smart enough and humble enough to know it ain’t all about me and I can’t do it by myself. I really got a great squad.”
The “Criminal Minds” alum revealed that fans would be getting to know his character Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson, a little bit better throughout the new season, even sharing some exciting casting news about who will be playing his mom.
“You’ll meet her around episode six or seven, Debbie Allen plays Hondo’s mom,” the star says. “I mean I walked onto the set and there she was in all her presence and so beautiful and classy and so funny and so good.”
Of course, a show about the S.W.A.T. team has to be jam-packed with action and adventure, but does Shemar do his own stunts?
“I do about 90 per cent of my own stunts, but let me tell you, my body feels it. On camera I look like a bad man but at home it’s epsom salts, hot baths, Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, a little prayer – ‘please God let me get through 6 seasons of this,” he says.
Although it seems that Moore is super inspired by the show’s storylines, one thing that it doesn’t inspire is his love life.
“I’m 48-years-old and I’m very proud of my career but I’m also very eager for balance in my life and you know just being a big kid,” Moore expresses to Keshia. “I know that’s going to translate to the type of father I’m going to be and my mother’s just beyond frustrated, she wants to be a grandmother and all that stuff.”
Tune in to the season two premiere of “S.W.A.T.” on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Global.