Thursday, August 11, 2005

‘Barbershop’ Actor Hasn’t Had Haircut In Two Years

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe (Ben- Gah Ah-Kee-Nah-Bay) plays a barber in the Showtime sitcom spin- off of the movie, Barbershop, but the truth is the TV barber hasn’t had a haircut in two years.

That’s according to Akinnagbe himself who says he used to shave his head bald, but hasn’t cut his hair or visited a barbershop in two years now.

When he used to get his locks trimmed, he says the urban inner-city barbershops he visited are just like the one portrayed on the upcoming TV show.

Still, Akinnagbe had to brush up his barber etiquette before going on set and says he and his castmates visited a barbershop for some training, so, as he puts it, “we don’t cut each other with the sharp instruments.”

Barbershop premieres Sunday (Aug. 14).

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