We Love Soaps’ Damon Jacobs caught up with former Another World, Sister, Sister and 227 star Jackée Harry and visited with her about her latest project, The Ideal Husband.
WE LOVE SOAPS TV: What makes The Ideal Husband special and different?
Jackée Harry: It shows the complexities. It talks about infidelity, lies, secrets. That sounds like a soap opera. But in the African-American community no one talks about it, we sweep it under the rug. We are only now beginning to explore the fact that we do certain things. There is a twist and turn in this movie as well. That’s what makes it different. There is a surprise. He does something that is a little scandalous. I play the mother of the young girl played by Shanti Lowry. She and her husband have difficulties. All the couples around them are having difficulties, but hers are a bit more complex. It involves genetics, let’s just say that.
They also chat about her time on Another World, her Emmy win and her time on Broadway.
The Ideal Husband airs on the GMC network on Saturday, February 26 at 9 PM
Her turn at bat. Comedienne Marla Gibbs, who shot to fame as Florence Johnston, George Jefferson's jive talking maid on The Jeffersons and later the sass-a-licious Mary on 227, will guest star on ABC Family's sleeper hit Lincoln Heights next season, according to an Essence.com Q&A.
Gibbs, who according to the the interview, has been recovering from an anyuerism and stroke in recent years, is also known to fans of the wacky, soon-to-be defunct DirecTV soap Passions as mean-spirited homophobe Aunt Irma. Glad to hear Marla is still doing her thang!