Tracee Ellis Ross And Malcolm Jamal Warner Cover Upscale MagazineNovember 23 | Posted by Popular Critic
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‘Reed Between the Lines‘ stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm Jamal Warner have an undeniable on screen chemistry. In the January issue of Upscale, Tracee and Malcolm dish on their chemistry and the inevitable comparisons to the Cosby Show.
On their onscreen chemistry
Tracee Ellis Ross: I didn’t have a picture in my head of who should be my (onscreen husband) and first moment with him was so palpable… doing scenes with Malcolm does not feel like acting. It’s like it just happens, and I think that’s the magic that people long for.
Malcolm Jamal Warner: If you’re going to be joined at the hip, you want it to be with someone who shares the same vision and shares the same kind of integrity and values..it’s probably one of the best non-physical love affairs that I’ve ever had. We have a great rapport and it’s probably one of the best non-physical affairs I’ve ever had.
On comparisons to The Cosby Show
Tracee Ellis Ross: In our world, it’s always easier for people to put a handle on something so they can grasp what it is like, If we could in any way, shape or form hold a candle to what Cosby did, represented and was, then we have succeeded.
Malcolm Jamal Warner: None of us is Bill Cosby, so we’re not trying to recreate Cosby. What we are trying to recreate is the universality and the timelessness.
On why the show will be a success:
Malcolm Jamal Warner: I think people will definitely tune in because of [the value Tracee and I bring to the network], and they’ll walk away feeling that the show is refreshing. This is a show that we can all be proud of. None of us is Bill Cosby. We’re not trying to recreate Cosby. What we are trying to recreate is the universality and the timelessness.
Have you had a chance to watch ‘Reed Between the Lines’? If so, what’s your take – will it last?