phylicia rashad & cherise nicole*EURweb associate, Cherise Nicole (CNikky) caught up with the legendary Phylicia Rashad during the recent Television Critics Assoc. tour (TCAs).

Rashad of course is most known as TV’s most treasured mom, Claire Huxtable, on the Cosby Show. She has since been seen on Broadway, winning a Tony for her role in “A Raisin In The Sun,” seen on Lifetime in the new adaptation of “Steel Magnolias” and on the big screen in films like “Just Wright” and Tyler Perry’s screen adaptation of “For Colored Girls.” Now she is on a new NBC primetime series called “Do No Harm.” It debuts tomorrow, Thursday, January 31 at 10pm.

The show is about a  brilliant neurosurgeon who has to battle his own alter-ego so that he can live a normal life.  Rashad plays the no-nonsense Chief of the hospital who tries to keep the main character in line.

Her poise, grace and sophistication are un-matched and no one on television has come close to being as influential as Phylicia Rashad.  In addition to talking about the show, we asked her if she’s ever felt bad about herself and if so, how did she overcome her insecurities?

“Loving oneself, isn’t hard, when you understand who and what yourself is,” Rashad responded.  “It has nothing to do with, the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the length of your hair or the quality of your clothes.  It’s so beyond all of those things and it’s what gives life to everything about you.  Your own self is such a treasure.  You have to sit kind of quietly and ask, Who am I?  Who am I really?”


Watch the trailer for “Do No Harm” which premieres tomorrow, Thursday at 10pm E/P on NBC: