Q&A with Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac is in two places at once. The film Bad Santa and the third season of his sitcom both debut this week.

IN BAD SANTA, YOU PLAY A STORE DETECTIVE WHO TAKES HIMSELF VERY SERIOUSLY.

Too seriously. My family are police officers, detectives. My brother Mitch is FBI. Mitch is like that, a stern enforcer.

YOU GET MANICURES. ARE YOU A METROSEXUAL?

I've never heard that word before.

IT'S A FASTIDIOUSLY GROOMED STRAIGHT GUY.

Oh, yeah, I get facials. I get a manicure and pedicure every week. I get my hair cut, and I oil myself down from...

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