Joey was recently interviewed by People's Choice about the McCarthy's, The Heat and more.
Joey McIntyre is moving backward and forward at the same time. Now that’s talent.
The former New Kids on the Block member is simultaneously embracing a new role in TV and heading back to his hometown roots as McIntyre stars in the upcoming CBS comedy The McCarthys.
Revolving around an a old school, sports-crazed Irish Catholic family from Boston, McIntyre will make his small screen debut as Gerard McCarthy, one of the family’s four adult children. Inspired by series creator Brian Gallivan’s real-life Irish Catholic family, the show will reportedly tackle an array of issues, such as moving away from one’s close-knit family, in a comically politically incorrect manner.
McIntyre, who got a lot of buzz last year for his scene-stealing role in Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s The Heat, is excited to take his acting chops to the small-screen.
“Performing and the way I perform on stage as a singer or whether I’m acting, I just want to get a connection and somehow touch people,” McCarthy told People’s Choice. “That’s why a multi-cam [series] and having a live audience is great, you get that connection right away.”
As for whether or not he’d be game to star in a Heat sequel?
“It was a great, great movie to be apart of,” McCarthy said. “Who knows there might be another one down the line and I hope I’m there when they do it.”
As for his upcoming project, one thing is for sure — being a born and raised Boston boy, McIntyre won’t need to fake any accents as he costars alongside Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne, Desperate Housewives, and The Big Bang Theory) and Jack McGee (Common Law, Castle and Rescue Me).
Here’s hoping he can ‘hang tough’ with these TV vets.
Watch his interview below: