A couple of weeks ago, I was privileged enough to chat with Jai Rodriguez over the phone. Many of you may remember this hottie from his days as the pop culture consultant on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy but even before that, I remember him playing the role of Angel on stage in the musical, Rent in Toronto, ON, Canada. This wasn’t my first interaction with Mr. Rodriguez. In fact, he and I met alongside Patrick at the 2011 GLAAD Media Awards when Homorazzi covered the blue carpet.
Jai is currently a season regular on Malibu Country, ABC’s newest comedy starring Reba McIntyre. I’ve caught all the episodes so far and let me tell you, this show is hilarious. First of all, the comedic timing of Lily Tomlin is outstanding. Who knew that gal was so funny. Also, Jai’s performance as the fabulous and flamboyant record exec assistant Geoffrey is absolutely hilarious. Case and point? His introductory scene with Reba in the pilot where he asks her if she is “young and sexy“.
In our chat, I get a little bit of inside scoop on the show. I ask Jai if he could confirm some casting rumors if two other big music stars had been asked by Reba to be on the show. Want to know who they are? You’re going to have to listen below.
Tune into Malibu Country Fridays on ABC (check local listings)!
Follow Jai on Twitter at his handle: @jairodriguez