Photo Credit: Facebook/Christian Keyes
Written by | Ray Cornelius
One mention of this guy’s name and the women (some men too) go absolutely crazy. I am talking about none other than Hollywood heartthrob, Christian Keyes. The 38-year-old singer-actor-producer is starring in Black Coffee, a new romantic comedy with Darren Dewitt Henson, Gabrielle Dennis, Lamman Rucker and Erica Hubbard.
In the film—Keyes plays Julian, the wise-cracking cousin of Robert (Dewitt), who provides him with honest insight about his current life issues. Though Julian’s opinion may be a little skewed his heart is in the right place towards Robert.
“I’m like the voice of reason on my cousin’s shoulder. If Kevin Hart was standing on someone’s shoulder telling them what to do, that’s kind of my character. Not that I’m as funny as Kevin because I’m not but I have my moments,” says Keyes.
Since Black Coffee is 2014’s first black romantic comedy, I took the liberty of asking Keyes a few questions about dating, romance, and sex. The interview was very candid and downright hilarious. Take a peep below:
How would you describe your ideal date?
I would start off by picking her up some flowers along with dinner at a nice restaurant. Next, we’ll catch a concert featuring one of her favorite artists like Maxwell. I’d, make sure the seats are not good but great. Then grab a dessert afterwards and then conclude the rest of the date at home. Clearly the night is not over especially after that concert and hopefully she may be a little excited and not want the date to end…(LOL)
What are the three things you look for in a woman?
She definitely needs a sense of SPIRITUALITY, that’s huge. DRIVE is second! She has to have the type of determination that “she is O.K. with or without my help.” She also needs a SENSE OF HUMOR. I am silly when I’m not working and just being myself. I like to laugh and have a good time. There are times to be serious and then there are times to just relax and have fun.
What is your favorite part of the female anatomy?
I have to say her smile. A woman’s smile can get me. Yeah, that is usually one of the first things I see; second thing are the eyes. That’s my favorite because that’s always the first thing that I notice. Smiles are something else…they’re powerful.
You’re a singer? Do you make love to your own music?
Naw! (LOL) That’s weird. I would feel like I’m standing behind me singing to myself.
However, that new Beyoncé is sexy. I just had this discussion with a group of women recently and asked them if they came home and their man had that new Beyoncé playing with the lights low and the candles lit, what would happen? They all said, “Everything is coming off!!!” Man, Bey ain’t playing with this one. You can have sex, make love and uh…you know…you can do all three of those to just one CD. I see why Jay put a ring on it.
Who is your celebrity crush?
I knew this was coming. I will say this, I had it bad for Sanaa Lathan when Love and Basketball—first came out. I wanted to kiss that little scar on the side of her face. It didn’t get any hotter than her for a long time.
Name the most exciting place you’ve ever had sex?
Let me see…on top of my Camaro at the local high school and we set off the alarm. (LOL)
What is the most romantic city you’ve visited?
I really like Miami simply because of the beaches and the nightlife. It’s the perfect place for an ideal date. You can get a good meal…hit up a nightclub afterwards or whatever. I would have to say it’s definitely one of the most romantic places I’ve visited.
Black Coffee opens in select theaters in Atlanta, Chicago and Washington D.C. on Friday, January 10.