Actor, Cory Hardrict sat down with Rolling Out, to discuss his latest film, Destined. Cory, who is married to Tia Mowry (people are starting to say he is more than just Tia Mowry husband, the actor revealed), made a promise to his mother before she passed back when he was in High School that he would win an Oscar, and he’s been focused on fulfilling that promise ever since.
You mentioned this promise that you made to your mom. What were some of the things that you remember her instilling in you?
My mom made a big difference in my life because she gave me great morals. She taught me that you are going to have to get out here and work. No one is going to give you anything, and you just have to trust God and have a lot of faith. I definitely learned the value of hard work just by watching her. She worked at thrift shops, minimum wage jobs, but she always brought the food home and got me whatever I needed. I didn’t know that we were doing bad because she made it work. That meant a lot to me.
Well, let me just say that even if you don’t win the Oscar, I’m sure she’s incredibly proud of you … even though our hope is that you do win one day.
To me, it’s not just about the Oscar. It’s about just showing that where I come from, anything is possible. I’m the same as any of these kids that are in Chicago, Atlanta or any of these other cities. I want them to know that I’m just like them and that they can do it. That’s what this new film that I’m in, Destined, is all about. It’s about how your choices in life can alter your path in life, so it’s important to make the right choices.
Cory Hardrict discussing Destined on You And Me This Morning in Chicago: