Morris Chestnut Interview for Verizon 'Potential of Us' Challenge

By 2/22/2014 08:02:00 PM ,

In connection with Black History Month, Verizon Wireless partnered with actors Morris Chestnut, Lance Gross, Regina Hall and Keke Palmer for their Potential of Us program.

Morris Chestnut Interview for Verizon Wireless Potential of Us Run/Walk Challenge with Black Girls Run

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The idea behind Verizon Wireless "Potential of Us" is to inspire the public to give back to the community in various ways.

This weekend is Live Challenge #4 with Verizon Wireless, Morris Chestnut and Black Girls Run founders Ashley Hicks and Toni Carey, partnering to organize run/walk events challenging the community to get and stay physically active.

I had the opportunity to interview Morris Chestnut about this weekend Potential Of Us Run/Walk Challenge and how he stays connected to his family.

My interview with Morris was fun and filled with a lot of humor. While I would love to share all the things that were said during the interview, to save time and keep focused here are the main questions and answers.

Onica (MommyFactor): The Verizon Wireless"Potential of Us" program offers so many ways to inspire the community, what made you pick being part of the run/walk event with Black Girls Run?

Morris Chestnut: Having a healthy and active lifestyle is something that's important. I'm aware that I have lot of female fans and joining the 5k Run/Walk with Black Girls Run is a great way to inspire them to join in. I also have a daughter and I want this to be a example for her to live healthy.

Onica (MommyFactor): How did you prepare for joining in the 5k Run/Walk?

Morris Chestnut: I was already working out and being active so I didn't have to prepare much this time. But if I needed to I'd spend some extra time in the gym.

Onica (MommyFactor): How do you make time for your family?

Morris Chestnut: My family is very important to me. No matter what there's time for them. They keep me grounded and stable so I need them and to be with them.

I really enjoyed interviewing Morris and thank him for taking the time to talk with me. And because he teased me about not joining in the 5k Run/Walk in LA, I promise if there's a 5k Run/Walk in NYC that he walking in, I'll be there!

For now I'll be joining in via the "Potential Of Us" online challenges using the hashtag #PotentialofUs and you can also. The challenges aren't hard and are based on a range of activities from reading to a child to performing a random act of kindness.

I'm excited to join Verizon Wireless, Morris Chestnut and the other actors to celebrate Black History this month, hope you'll join us!

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  1. Swoon!!! You got to interview Morris. How very lucky you are. Well let me tell you, .. If you ever get to do a 5K Run/Walk, you will be running to keep up with Morris as he walks at a fast pace. Wouldn't that be cool... ??

  2. He is so beautiful that I don't think I would have been able to interview him - the words probably wouldn't have come out :)

    How lucky that you got to do such a great interview with him!

  3. Wow, an interview with Morris - now that is one kind of an experience even I would dream of. :)

  4. Great for you that you got to interview him shame you could not go and do this one i hope they do one that you can go to :-)

  5. I use Verizon, too! I love that they give a military discount.

  6. Ohhh love the fact you got to interview him! Lets hope they have one near NYC you can join in with :) x

  7. We had Verizon too and I love the fact that you got to interview him. How neat is that!!

  8. It's so inspiring how he wants to help out in his own way. Awesome for you that you got to talk to him!

  9. He is so handsome, how were you able to interview him. Lucky you to get to do the interview.

  10. He is one handsome man and how lucky you are to be able to interview him. I hope there will be a 5k in that area and you will be able to join him. How fun!

  11. Wow, how cool you got to do an interview with him. So cool!

  12. Awesome!! I love that you got to interview him. I have been looking for a great 5k to run in.. but I don't think this one is for me.

  13. How cool you got to interview him. I hope they have one near NYC you can join in with soon.

  14. Wonderful ... How exciting is that and really like him a lot.