Social media users beware: Matt McGorry is about to be all over your news feed Sunday night. The 28-year-old actor is the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) social media ambassador. Whether you’re on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, McGorry will be posting live updates, pictures and more throughout the star-studded event.
“My goal will be to be the viewers’ eyes on the inside -- whether it’s tweeting about the setup of the awards room or giving insight into being part of the SAG Awards, not just being social ambassador but being a nominee for ‘Orange Is The New Black’ for best ensemble and being a presenter as well,” McGorry told Yahoo of his award show responsibility. “I like to think I’m the man on the inside there -- sort of imagine me with like, secret spy glasses with a live feed.”
Check out four fun facts about Matt McGorry before the SAG Awards red carpet kicks off at 6 p.m. EST:
1. Familiar Gigs
If you watch TV you’ve definitely spotted McGorry. The actor is currently pulling double duty, starring on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” as prison guard John Bennett, and playing law student Asher Millstone on ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder.” Upcoming projects of his include “Ratter,” “How He Fell in Love” and “Public Morals.”
2. Great Dance Moves
Matt McGorry’s audition tape for “Magic Mike 2” was “leaked” during the summer. Although the role didn’t require him to strip, the actor made sure to show everyone what he’s working with.
Believe it or not, McGorry was a competitive body builder before starring on “Orange Is the New Black.” According to Entertainment Weekly, the actor was able to deadlift 576 pounds at his “peak.”
When McGorry auditioned for “How to Get Away With Murder” his character was written as “Doucheface,” not Asher.
“It’s weird when everyone is insisting that you’d be a great ‘Doucheface,’” he told Elle Magazine. “It was a side of me that I haven’t really gotten to show yet and that people haven’t seen on ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ And I got an offer after the first audition and I was the first person cast.”