Posted by Media Outrage on December 14th, 2011
Tracee Ellis Ross is looking nothing but good on the December issue of VIBE Vixen. Peep the serious glare.
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Ross on the viewer response to “Reed Between The Lines”:
I don’t know all of the viewers’ reactions. The only access I have is through Twitter, but I feel really proud of what we’ve done … But it’s still very different from what’s been on BET and it takes people a minute either to find it or for their palate to get used to it because it’s not typically found on BET.
On comparisons to “The Cosby Show”:
BET seems to be promoting it as the new Cosby, which I don’t think it helpful, and I don’t think makes sense.
On balancing her new responsibility as producer with acting:
I wouldn’t say difficult, but it’s definitely makes for a long day. But it is the kind of full plate that I adore. I adore this kind of work and it’s very rewarding. The producer role very much plays into the kind of person I am.
On how different her style is from her beloved characters, Joan and Carla:
I am different than both of those ladies. I dress sexier than Carla, meaning I wear more form-fitting clothes. I have a little more edge to the way I dress than both of the ladies. And I dress down way more than both of those ladies.
Ross’ advice to single Black women:
I don’t think anybody’s doomed if they’re single. The only thing that dooms you is if you’re not willing to stretch outside of your comfort zone to try different things.
Mediaoutrage- It sure doesn’t make sense to promote that show as the new Cosby show because it can’t touch it!