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John Stamos Reveals His Secret To Lasting In Hollywood Ahead Of Disney+ Premiere On ‘Big Shot’

90’s heartthrob John Stamos has spent decades working in television on shows like “Full House”, “ER”, and “General Hospital”. So longtime fans may get a shock when they see their favorite leading man on his newest show “Big Shot,” which premieres this Friday on Disney+.

Stamos shared a little admission ahead of the show’s premiere: the 57-year-old was neither prepared nor excited to play the role.

John Stamos Talks New Disney+ ‘Big Shot’

Stamos told The New York Post that he initially was not very excited at the prospect of playing a basketball coach on “Big Shot.”

“I was a band geek in school, I’m a band geek now — I never played sports, I didn’t watch sports,” Stamos confessed. “It was harder for me to learn basketball lingo than medical lingo when I was on ‘ER’ playing a doctor, I’m not kidding.”

“Big Shot” is a sports dramedy that is set to premiere on Disney+ this coming Friday.

The show is about Marvyn Korn (Stamos), a men’s college basketball coach who loses his NCAA job due to his temper. He then is forced to take a job coaching at an all-girls private high school, much to his dismay. 

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“My Heart Just Sunk”

“I got a call from my agent saying, ‘You’re getting an offer on the new David Kelley show,’” Stamos continued. “And I was like, ‘Oh, I love David Kelley! Am I playing a lawyer, is it like one of those dark characters on ‘Big Little Lies?’ And they were like, ‘It’s a show about basketball.’ And my heart just sunk. Of all things! I said, ‘I’m a player?’ and they said, ‘No, you’re a coach.’ And I said, ‘OK, great … what does a coach do?’”

Despite his misgivings, Stamos decided to take the job and he dove into a lengthy research process, spending a lot of time with NBA legend Jerry West, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.

“He told me it’s called ‘practice,’ not ‘rehearsal,’” Stamos explained. 

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John Stamos’ Secret To Lasting In Hollywood

Hollywood is a difficult business to have a long-lasting career in, but Stamos has been working for decades, and he attributes his longevity to having a positive attitude. 

“I think the days of being a prima donna are out the door — the days of like, ‘I’m not coming out of my trailer!’ If someone does that, it’s like, ‘OK, next!’ ” Stamos said. “There’s so many actors and actresses out there that need work.”

It’s nice to see that Uncle Jessie seems to be just as good of a guy offscreen as the beloved characters he’s played on television.

We can’t wait to see the comedic actor’s hard work pay off on his new show.

Check out a trailer John Stamos’ new Disney+ show “Big Shot” below.

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