Monday, April 16, 2012
Carmelo Anthony appears on 'Nurse Jackie'
By Jared Zwerling
Courtesy of Showtime
Carmelo Anthony's popularity for his scoring exploits on the court couldn't have come at a better time for his television acting career to take off. That's because a cameo appearance he made on "Nurse Jackie," which was filmed last fall, is now being aired in primetime.
Anthony has a small role in the first two episodes of Season 4 of the show, which premiered last Sunday (it airs on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET). Melo plays a professional baseball player who is one of the patients at the Manhattan rehab facility that the lead character in the show, Jackie Peyton (played by Edie Falco) attends.
Listen to the complete interview:
"It was a great experience, man, just to be a part of it," Anthony said Monday on ESPN New York 1050's "Mike & Mike in the Morning." I'm a big fan of Edie Falco from 'The Sopranos.' They reached out to me to do it during the lockout. I was kind of skeptical about it before because that's a big show. That's a big actor to be in front of, Edie Falco. It was fun, though. I had a great time. I was a baseball player who's addicted to pain medicine. It was just good. It was a fun atmosphere for me."
On the radio show, Anthony described what it was like to be on set.
"It was take after take after take, all day and all night. But it was good," he said. "The production crew, the staff, the director, they were great with me. The set was more fun off camera rather than on camera. There were so many laughs, so much fun out there."