“A very different group of eyeballs are seeing me. With ABC and the way weâ€™ve been marketed, and the people that weâ€™re reaching itâ€™s a much broader audience than â€œGirlfriendsâ€ had. But mostly I think itâ€™s the show thatâ€™s very groundbreaking,” she told TheWrap.
“For me, the thing that is the most groundbreaking about the show is that usually, African American families on television are families that happen to be black, and the stories are not told from that perspective. Our show is really about a family that is black, and although the show is not about that, it is told from that perspective. And the fact that it is being so well received across the board and accepted as just an American family is just great.”
The actress dished about the on–screen chemistry between her and co-star, Anthony Andersen.
“Iâ€™ve heard it said that a successful couple is one where theyâ€™re both not crazy at the same time, and thatâ€™s really written into the show,” she said.
“Weâ€™re both not crazy at the same time, but one of us is always crazy. And by about the fourth episode, you start to realize, oh, Rainbow is just as insane as Dre. Theyâ€™re perfect for each other.”