“Black-ish” fans, did you miss any of our exclusive chats with the cast and crew of ABC’s freshman hit comedy? We’ve listed them all below for your viewing pleasure, including our interviews with stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross and producers Kenya Barris and Jonathan Groff.
Anthony Anderson on how his life inspired “Black-ish”: “Kenya is from Inglewood, California. I’m from Compton, California. Both are inner-city hoods here in Los Angeles. We’re both first-generation successful, all of our children being in private school, being the only African-Americans in our neighborhood … So we shared these stories with one another, and six weeks later, Kenya came back to me and said, ‘Anthony, I think I have a show for us to do.'”
Tracee Ellis Ross on playing more than the stereotypical sitcom wife: “This is not the old-school television husband-and-wife duo where the husband is crazy and the wife is the sane voice of reason who’s constantly rolling her eyes. It’s more of a match for what really happens in life where two people are really well suited for each other … They’re never crazy at the same time, and the kids are always the voice of reason.”
Kenya Barris (with Jonathan Groff) on finding the show’s voice during season one: “Television shows are like babies. You raise them and expect them to be something, but then you kind of start changing and they become what they’re going to be … I think that’s the great thing about family shows is that you grow with the family.”
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