Tracee Ellis Ross
is covering the December/January 2012 issue of VIBE VIXEN
…and is working it out! The blown out caught-in-the-wind hair and a vintage look makes every fashionistas wanting to snagg the look. Come inside to read more…….
Tracee Ellis Ross wants her fans to know her for being Tracee…not for the Joan Clayton character many think she is. So now that she’s in her new “Reed Between the Lines” role on BET, she’s schooling folks on the new ways she handling her new life. Sidenote: I just watched her show last night for the first time since the premiere and it’s surprisingly gotten much better after it’s first episode.
We’ve always been in lust with her clothes, hair, and seemlingly fun and down-to-earth personality. And now she’s talking about her Cosby show comparisons, viewer response to her new show, and her advice for single ladies.
Check out the highlights from the interview below:
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.
The entire interview will be revealed on VIBE VIXEN
‘s site December 19th.