The Oklahoman's John Rohde caught up with Thunder star Kevin Durant before Sunday's Thunderstruck premiere.
Do you like acting?
"It was a little different. Once they called action, you tried to be locked in on your role. It was difficult at first, but just like anything when you first start you go through some bumps and bruises. After a while I kind of got adjusted."
Have you seen the finished product?
"Not yet. I'm looking forward to seeing it today. It should be cool."
Your mother, Wanda Pratt, makes an appearance in the movie. What was that like?
"It was cool. She made me more comfortable as time went on. She did a great job."
Did your mom catch the acting bug?
"I don't know. I haven't talked to her about it."
Did you catch the bug?
"I'm just trying to focus on basketball. We'll see how everything off the court goes, but right now I'm just going to enjoy this (premiere) right here and hopefully it turns out well."
They said they just wanted you to be you. Can it be difficult being you?
"That's what I was doing in the film was just being me, outside of missing all those shots. Other than that, I was having fun."
Heard you had some trouble deliberately missing shots.
"You guys know me, every time I get out on a court I try to get a little better. I was out there making a few shots, but once they yelled ‘action' I had to miss. It's difficult to try to miss shots after so many years of trying to make them, but I figured it out. It worked out well."
The Thunder draws sellouts all the time, but all these people are here to just see you.
"Words can't describe how grateful I am to these people here for just supporting me. That's all I need from them is the support they've been giving me for the last (four) years. I'm just blessed to be a part of this community. They're great people. Hopefully they'll continue to support me."
You're on the red carpet in Bricktown.
"Not quite Hollywood, but we'll take it. First time I've seen a red carpet here. We're going to enjoy this one tonight and hopefully people will enjoy the movie."
You've been busy since the NBA Finals, winning a gold medal at the Olympics in London.
"Man, I just can't wait to get home. I've been living out of a suitcase for two months straight. Just to come back home and sit on my couch (Sunday afternoon) and lay on my bed for just a couple of minutes is just what I needed."
Did Kobe Bryant or LeBron James give you grief about being in a movie?
"Not really. They asked me about it once or twice. I just told them I was in one and they said, 'OK.' Hopefully, they'll take their kids to see it and hopefully they enjoy it. Those guys, they're unbelievable. Man, they support everything. Those guys are really good teammates. I was blessed that I got that opportunity to be around such great players and such humble guys as well. I'm going to mass text everybody after this and tell them to take their kids."