Exclusive: Anthony Kelley talks making big screen debut in 'The Gambler'

December 11, 2014 11:51 PM

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His story just resonated with me. I mean, you know this guy, I’ve had so many friends that currently and have gone through this, the same issue. I mean these athletes have a bright future ahead of them, these star athletes but when you break down and really realize who they are, they have a lot of other issues - financially, family. And you know, he was very lost I think. I mean in the classroom, he didn’t care about school, he’s not really book smart, he doesn’t care about class or anything like that, so he comes late. He’s on his phone, talking to girls, he just doesn’t really care. And you get to see through his and Mark’s character unravel to see they have a lot more in common than he even expected and you get to see that.

Brilliant. I think the guy is a sick genius man. I mean he’s able to improvise and still stay on topic. I loved working with him. We have real stories about life - we don’t talk about movie business when we’re hanging out - we’re talking about basketball mainly and other things like music or somethi...

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