Being Mary Jane*It’s the series we’ve all been waiting for!

After 4 million viewers tuned in to watch the movie in July, “Being Mary Jane” the series premieres tonight on BET.

The network’s first one-hour scripted drama focuses on the life of successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union).

EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas talked to Union about playing a more sexual role.

Being Mary Jane“I’m thinking about cellulite, my edges, and making sure I don’t have back fat,” said the actress. “The last thing I’m thinking about is sex.”

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“Women are incredible creatures. We are mothers, we have higher demands, we deal with a lot and still keep it together, said costar Lisa Vidal. “Our show represents the reality of that.”

Being Mary Jane Lisa VidalLegendary Entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson shares why today’s generation needs a television drama like “Being Mary Jane.”

“We need positive role models on TV. We don’t have that anymore,” said the icon. “Reality shows are ok but these young people need to see relationships without name calling and more respect.”

Being Mary Jane Earvin "Magic" Johnson Union is caught in a love triangle with Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop. Her onscreen love interest, told us what similarities he shares with his character.

“Several! We have several similarities. I have had love that goes back and forth, it’s difficult to let go,” said Bishop. “Life imitates art. Art imitates life.”

Being Mary Jane Stephen BishopViewers get to see Mary Jane being confronted by her lover’s wife, played by Robinne Lee.

“I want viewers to understand that sometimes relationships are worth fighting for,” said the actress. “And if you feel like you’re in a really great place, with a respectful person, sometimes you can work it out.”

Being Mary Jane Robinne Lee“Being Mary Jane” is created and executive produced by the prolific Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends and The Game); executive produced and directed by Salim Akil (Jumping The Broom).

Union is accompanied by a stellar cast that includes Raven Goodwin,
Richard Brooks, B.J. Britt, Aaron Spears, Latarsha Rose, Richard Roundtree, and Margaret Avery.

Tune in tonight at 10P/9C on BET.