La La Anthony is famous for being herself, since she got her start as an MTV VJ and she’s most recognizable these days for her reality show, La La’s Full Court Life. The woman’s acting career is taking off these days, however. After a hugely successful role in Think Like A Man, she also has a guest spot on a couple of upcoming episodes of Single Ladies, which we can’t wait to see, starting with tonight’s episode. We spoke to La La while she was on the set of the show to ask her what it was like to film the show and, most importantly, what it’s like kissing a man that’s not Carmelo.
How is it being on the set down here in Atlanta?
I went to high school in Atlanta so my mom, my brother, my family is all here, so I’m working, but at the same time, I’m hanging out with my family, my son’s here, so it works out perfectly.
Tell me about the role you’re playing on the show.
I’m playing Presley, who’s actually Omar’s sister. This is a two episode arc, and I’m really enjoying it, I love having the excuse to come to Atlanta. I’m enjoying it. I think playing someone’s sister gives you the excuse to come back again.
Do you have a love interest on the show?
I do have a love interest, Omar Gooding, he’s Cuba Gooding Jr.’s younger brother. He plays Marcus, and the story is that he’s a bit of a homophobe and my brother is homosexual. I love it because that’s real life issues. And I had to kiss him like twenty times.
[Laughs] It was okay.
I always imagine that it’s weird for an actor, leaving your husband at home to go make out with someone else.
It’s not really weird, it’s just not as sensual as it looks on screen. It’s like “Cut! Again! Cut! Again!” It’s just work.
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