Darius Rucker, country music’s consummate Mr. Nice Guy—seriously, find me one person who doesn’t love Hootie—will become the “worst dude on the planet” during an upcoming episode of Hawaii 5-0.
On Friday, February 24, Darius guest stars on the CBS series as Desmond Abati, a terrorist bomb-maker.
“I play the main villain and I’m a terrorist bomb-maker in the show,” says Darius to NASH Prep. “You know, the executive producer, when we were talking about it, asked me what I wanted to do, if I wanted to play myself and I was like, ‘Man, I wanna play the bad guy. You know, I wanna be the worst dude on the planet.’ And that’s what they made me in the show.”
While Darius dons his best bad-guy persona for the episode, there was nothing bad about being in the Aloha State for the filming of the hour-long drama, which is currently in its seventh season.
“You get to go to Hawaii for nine days, and there’s nothing wrong with that,” says Darius. “It was fun. I’m looking forward to it coming out on Friday.”
Tune in to CBS on Friday, Feb. 24, at 9 p.m. ET to catch Darius in action on Hawaii 5-O.
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