*Well now, this is quite interesting.
This morning, “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross was on FOX 5’s “Good Day New York” and confessed to the hosts about her initial dislike of co-star Anthony Anderson.
ON INITIALLY NOT LIKING ANTHONY ANDERSON
“I wasn’t trying to be funny. I didn’t like him.”
“He wasn’t my co-star at the time. We had worked together and he can have an abrasive personality. And if you don’t know him, it can be interpreted as abrasive, is what I’ll say. He’s got a bold personality, as do I, and he had said a couple of things to me that I did not like…I’m not gunna repeat them, because if you don’t like them why would you say them again? He had said a couple of things that I didn’t like and I was like, ‘I’m not a fan of his. I’m not a fan.’”
ON WHY SHE TOOK THE ROLE DESPITE NOT LIKING ANTHONY
“It was a wonderful role, and I am a very open human and just because I have a first impression of somebody doesn’t mean that’s who they are. And thank goodness I grew passed that because he’s a wonderful guy.”
“No, not only are we friends [now]. He is the best partner in the world. We have a wonderful, wonderful working relationship. I adore him. It’s literally funny to me, I’m like ‘How did I not like you?’”
ON HOW LONG IT TOOK HER TO CHANGE HER OPINION ON ANTHONY
“Immediately. Immediately when I went in for the audition, it was just a different relationship. And, it’s great. It works on and off camera. We’re like TV married.”
In other news regarding “Black-ish,” HipHollywod is reporting that during Sunday afternoon’s Paley Fest, Black-ish star, Peter Mackenzie, who plays Anthony Anderson’s boss, dropped this mini bombshell: “[Rain]Bow is having a baby. There is a new baby, a new addition.”
Hmm, well after that revelation, HipHollywood caught up with Anthony Anderson for confirmation, whose response was “Who told you that?”
However, when asked what viewers can expect from Season 3 this fall, he fessed up:
“I guess a baby. I guess sleepless nights. I guess burping. We haven’t figured that out yet. We know how we’ve ended Season 2, obviously you do, too. We need to figure out how we are going to tackle another 24 episodes.”