Anthony Anderson Dishes on Tracee Ellis Ross

Anthony Anderson talks about his upcoming sitcom Blackish and dishes on co-star Tracee Ellis Ross.

ESSENCE.COM Jul, 25, 2014
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[MUSIC] Elevator pitch: Blackish. [LAUGH] aspirational, inspirational show about first generation success and raising your children to see no color but to embrace who they are and their heritage in this world. Giving them more than what you had. Growing up as a child, which is truly you know, the American dream. My name is Andre Johnson. Yeah I have a great career, a spectacular house and a loving family I'm surrounded by everyday. Hey pops. Son can I just please get a little coffee in me, before you start this morning. But as a black man with all this success, sometimes I feel like an oddity. If you look to your left, you'll see the mythical and majestic black family. [INAUDIBLE] You know, positive black family back on prime time which is refreshing. It is, it is, I mean, you know, there's a time and a place for love and hip hop. There's a time and a place for real house. Well I was up in Atlanta and all of that, but there's also a time and a place for Blackish and, and, and, and shows like Blackish. And I believe that time and place is now, now and on ABC and I, and I applaud ABC for having the courage to allow us to, keep our name Blackish. Having the courage to put, yeah, an African American family prime time on their network, which we, which we haven't seen in quite some time. So really excited about that. So you know we love your TV wife, Tracy Ellis Ross. And you've known her for 15 years. So I wanna know, can you give us like three things that we don't know about Tracy Ellis? Tracy's self deprecating in her humor. She's funny as hell. and, and just a real genuine person who gets down and dirty. Who can talk some of the best trash with the fellas and still remain lady like. And I love her for that.