Niecy Nash stars alongside Judy Reyes and Karrueche Tran in the show executive produced by Rashida Jones.
A full trailer has been released for TNT’s upcoming comedic drama, Claws and we already can’t get enough of the drama.
The show, executive produced by Rashida Jones, stars Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Jenn Lyon, Judy Reyes and Karrueche Tran.
Set in a Manatee County, Florida nail salon, the story follows Nash’s character “Desna” who’s running a popular nail salon while being involved in a money laundering business. She, along with the four women who work for her, take viewers on a journey that sees Desna become a criminal king pin.
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“I actually referred Karrueche to this part,” Nash told ESSENCE’s “Yes, Girl!” podcast about suggesting the former stylist for the part.
“It was the one character that they were having a rough time casting. I said, ‘I got an idea, you should call in this girl.’ I didn’t find out that they had called her until she had maybe four call-backs.”
“When she finally did get it, the tears that came… my goodness, gracious. And I thought that she did a really good job.”
Claws premieres on TNT Sunday, July 11 at 9 p.m. EST.
[BLANK_AUDIO] We have some big news to share. We have a very special announcement. You know Essence for our great celebrity interviews in the magazine and here on Essence Live. And now, drum roll please guys. [SOUND] Woo! We have a brand new podcast, and it's called Yes, Girl. [LAUGH] And it posted by these three lovely ladies. Now Corey, tell us how Yes, Girl came about. Well we love podcasts, Yolanda and I love podcasts, and so we would always talk about podcasts. And one day we were like, we need to have a podcast. So then we just start getting together, thinking of ideas. Charlie is the idea queen. So she was like, okay, we need to have a [UNKNOWN] and we need to do this and we need to do that. So, we partnered up with digital media, Time inc. We found the spare time, which is between two and three am for us. [LAUGH] Okay. Yeah. [LAUGH] And we started planning this out and the responses we've gotten from the celebrities who want to be on our Podcast has been absolutely amazing. I'm so excited, I love love love you guys just talking in this conversation. So I know its gonna be good. Yolanda, what do you think sets this podcast apart from every, every other ones. I think for us is that, people already come for Essense like, its like beloved His face. So, people come and like, you know, lot of celebrities come, they let their guard off, we're just hanging out and we're just finding out more about you that we may not find out about you in very official interviews, it's just us having a really good conversation and they open of more than I've seen anywhere I can't wait, and let me [UNKNOWN] I love that some of the celebs have come like makeup free, no make up, just with their Uggs and a coffee, ready to [CROSSTALK] I love that, and as our resident's relationships guru, I know we gonna hear some love stories, so our people Kind of opening up with you about their love lives? Yes, and girl we are digging in. Yes. Because black women, we have some really unique love stories to tell. And honestly, we still don't have a lot of places outside of Essence that are really telling them. And we have celebrity love stories, and really digging in on those little nuggets But also just real couples, what's it like to be a Christian couple in 2017 or what's it like to meet your man traveling overseas? Those nuggets and we're gonna grab them. Yes, I love that. Now I follow all you all on Instasnap and instagram So I saw a few but can you guys tease some of the celebrities that we can expect to see on the podcast? Yeah. Yeah. Okay, who's your faves so far? [LAUGH] [UNKNOWN] Megan Good, Devon Franklin for sure. Niecy Nash was one of my favorites. Yes. As was Bill Bellamy. Yes, girl. I know that's a throwback but Bill Bellamy is- Hilarious. Funny as As the kids say, AF. [LAUGH] Yes, [UNKNOWN] He had us in tears, it was a moment. Yeah, I have two, [UNKNOWN] who's the break out of insecure. Her story of just how she's a DMV girl like us. Hey, DMV. Yes, DMV county. Why do we->> Pretty girl reality. Yeah. Of course we do. [LAUGH] She came and talked but then also Kim Kimball, celebrity hairstylist. When she brought blessed oil for our edges. Pray for our edges. It was a beautiful prayer. [CROSSTALK] I believe it, now but do we have a clip that we wanna share from one of the interviews. So here is Niki Nash talking about how she realized that she wanted to be a comedian. Check it out. When I was five years old, I saw the most gorgeous black woman I had ever seen in my little five years of living. And she had on a long red dress and her eyelashes looked like butterflies. I said, Grandmamma, who is that? She said, baby, that's Lola Falana. And I felt like in that moment My destiny will stand on the canvas of my imagination. Boom. I looked at my grandmother and said that's exactly what I want to be. I want to be black, fabulous, and on TV. And I stopped answering to my name. And if you didn't call me Lola, then you wasn't talking to me. That's how I felt about it. [BLANK_AUDIO]