Heavy D is set to play a mechanic on "The
Tracy Morgan Show," an upcoming comedy based around the Saturday Night
Fans may be a little surprised when they see
the return of the rapper. Heavy says that he shed 135 pounds over the last year,
in order to gain more acting roles.
"I went on a couple auditions and one director
was kind enough to say, `Look, you would've had this part but you're not fitting,
you're stifling yourself,"' Heavy told the Television Critics Association.
"He was right. I kind of always knew it
in the back of my mind, and I just woke up on a Tuesday and I just kept going."
The Tracy Morgan Show is not yet on NBC's fall