‘S.W.A.T.’: Shemar Moore Addressed Why Show ‘Can’t Fix’ Problems of the Real World

by Keeli Parkey
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While portraying his character in the popular CBS show, “S.W.A.T,” Shemar Moore has acted his way through various conflicts. Many of these have involved the balance his character attempts to have between the community where he was raised and his role as a police officer in Los Angeles.

Even though it is obviously fictional, “S.W.A.T.” is a show that addresses problems people face in real life. However, according to what Moore had to say during an interview with Stack, the show isn’t meant to fix the problems so many people face in the real world.

The 51-year-old actor talked about this during the interview. He did so in the context of discussing how the show deals with high-profile issues. These include such news-making topics as police brutality, terrorism, and racial profiling.

“‘S.W.A.T.’ is a good-time, interesting, exciting show, but with a poignant message that pertains to real life issues,” Shemar Moore said during the interview.

While his television show deals with “real-life issues” as Moore puts it, he is aware that a television show is not able to improve the world.

“A TV show can’t fix the problems that are going on in the United States and around the world …” Moore said.

‘S.W.A.T. Star Shemar Moore Said He Believes the Show ‘Can Create a Different Mindset’

However, the “S.W.A.T.” star said he does believe his show can help people. It can help by inspiring its viewers to see the world in ways they haven’t before even while it is entertaining them.

“… but it can create a different mindset if people really want a chance at faith, hope, and a belief of a better, safer, united place, all the while having a good time,” Shemar Moore also said.

According to what Moore said during the interview, he wants “S.W.A.T.” to be a television drama that allows its characters to grow. And, he wants the audience to come along for the ride.

“What is very important to me, and that’s going to continue to evolve, is the humanity, the emotion in the story and the character development,” the actor also said.

His show also allows viewers to see that police officers are more than just what they do for a living. These officers, according to Moore, are human beings. And, like all of us, they have vulnerabilities.

“Even though (the characters” come off as super cops, once you really get to understand them and see underneath the armor and the human side of us, we all have kryptonite,” Moore also said.

While he hopes that “S.W.A.T.” entertains its viewers, Shemar Moore also wants the “message” of the show to be clear to them.

“It is a fun show, but there is a human story and a human message that I hope people will gravitate to and will resonate with people,” the actor also shared.

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