In this week’s episode of I Turn My Camera On, Lance Gross chats with fellow actor Omari Hardwick about the importance of health and wellness.
The two begin the conversation by discussing Omari’s daily routines and rituals for keeping his mind, body and spirit in good shape. The Power star emphasizes that a healthy mindset is just important as a healthy physique.
“It makes no sense for your exterior to be on point if your insides are all contaminated,” he says.
As Lance shifts the discussion slightly to ask Omari to speak on a time when he felt he had to choose between his career and his own well-being, the proud fathers and husbands each opened up about the devastating experience of losing a child.
“The sixth year of my working career as an actor, we were pregnant with my first child,” Omari says. “Filming [the movie] Dark Blue, lying to Kick Ass so that I could do both — and dealing with the baby sliding and not doing well. The doctors let us know, you know, that if it were them, they would have aborted and we chose not to. So, just riding that out for months in terms of like, not wanting to go to work and even having somebody secure enough and strong enough at home to say, “No, you have to go to work.” And then it came to a place where we lost the baby. Ironically, the day that we delivered the baby, I was forced to work.”
Watch the clip above to hear how Lance and his wife dealt with losing a child, as well as more from Omari. To see all episodes, visit the official website HERE.