You heard a bevy of reasons why you should tune in to CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story from the lovely ladies who’ll be portraying TLC, but what about those actors playing the supporting players who helped the trio become the best-selling female R&B group?
Producer Dallas Austin has writing credits on 20 of the group’s tracks–a surprise even to Chilli–and has been integral in the group’s success over two decades. Perri “Pebbles” Reid discovered and mentored TLC, but has been accused of mismanaging their money and ultimately contributing to their bankruptcy. Evan Ross (son of Diana!) gets ample screen time as Austin, while ABC’s Mistresses star Rochelle Aytes brings Pebbles to life. Why do they think you should set your DVR for Monday night? See below.
1. “The girls are just adorable and everybody loves them anyway.” –Dallas Austin
2. “It’s really about young people having a dream and a passion, and actually making it.” –Evan Ross
3. “The audience is going to see the hardships that they went through, and how they were able to overcome it and get on that stage every night and just create magic.” –Rochelle Aytes
Check out more of what the cast has to say about the lives behind the hits you hold so dear in the video above.
Catch the premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story on Monday, October 21 at 9 pm ET/PT
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