How do you feel Hollywood has evolved !

watch glass online This isn’t your first show with BET; you starred as Rhonda Sales on Being Mary Jane. How did the experience of filming Being Mary Jane compare with shooting The Family Business?First, let me just say I am so blessed. I have gone from one incredible project to another throughout my entire career. Now, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but I can tell you, it’s been delicious!By the time my career got to Being Mary Jane with one of my dearest friends off-camera, Gabrielle Union, to finally get a chance to work with this incredible human being on this incredible show, it meant the world to me. To be able to play a character in a genre that I was not used to—I never played a journalist or newscaster—I wanted to do right by her, especially that particular woman at that age in her career. It was truly a gift.There was something about being on Being Mary Jane at that point in my career that felt like it got the ball rolling for this show, The Family Business. I also have another series that’s a huge hit, Discovery of Witches. I thank BET, Gabrielle Union and Being Mary Jane for setting up 2018 to be one of the best years of my career.
watch The Upside 2019 online Both you and your on-screen husband, Ernie Hudson, are veterans in the business. How is it starring opposite Hudson as the heads of the Duncan family?I absolutely, positively adore that man! First of all, I’m a huge fan of his. Also, we’ve played husband and wife before, so we were used to each other. We did an episode of Hart of Dixie, which was on The CW, where Cress [Williams] from Black Lightening played our son. I fell in love with him then, and we work really well together. Jumping on this was a no-brainer.As someone who’s been in the game since the late ’70s, how do you feel Hollywood has evolved in its treatment of Black women as far as opportunities, pay, etc? Because I’ve been around since the 70’s, I’ve seen a lot happen. Slowly, but surely, we are seeing some light. We are not there yet, we have not reached nirvana by any means, but good God, from where we were? Progress has been made. I thank everyone before me, during me and after me that keeps paving the way. From Taraji to Regina King to Gabrielle, Viola, Ava. It’s a struggle but they’re breaking ground. We’re seeing these changes, and I’m just grateful to be able to have witnessed those changes over the years. The opportunities then and now are basically the same. There are not enough especially in mainstream Broadway and tours!!!
It felt like there were more opportunities back then because we had more outlets, small theaters, off-Broadway regional companies, etc. in contrast to television and film. However, the opportunities were and still are devastatingly limited.The first four episodes of Season 1 were immensely popular, landing the series in the top viewed shows of 2018. What do you think it is about The Family Business that has viewers hooked?I think it’s a combination of a lot of things. Weber already has a great fan base that watches because they’re familiar with the books.

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