More news about the upcoming season of Being Mary Jane has trickled in and it’s a little surprising.
Cardi B and New Jersey senator Cory Booker are set to make appearances on the fourth season of BET’s hit show. Cardi will appear on the show as a reality TV star named Mercedes and Booker will most likely play himself. Neither will become series regulars; the roles will just be guest appearances.
It’s great to hear some good news after the announcement of Union’s lawsuit against BET, which she accuses of trying to combine seasons four and five to lower her pay and extend her contract. Marty Singer, Union’s attorney, said that he and his client believe BET is trying to “cram all of the episodes into a single season in order to fraudulently extend the term of Ms. Union’s contract.”
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BET and Union are both hoping for a swift resolution.
Back in October, it was revealed that Mary Jane would be taking a bite out of the Big Apple, leaving behind family and friends in Atlanta.
The show also added Michael Ealy, who’ll be going head to head with Gabrielle Union’s character. Ealy told reporters last month, “I had turned down several network offers, as I really was not interested in doing another show at the time, but because Gabrielle is a friend, I told her that I’d seriously think about it and talk with my team. At the end of the day, I felt like we all have a social responsibility to help elevate material with people of color in any way that we can, and if there was an opportunity for me to help my friend and the cultural perceptions of our work, then I would do my part.”
Vanessa Angel will also join the cast as a real estate agent who becomes a mentor to Mary Jane’s brother.
Looks like we’re in for a wild ride this season.