Veteran actress Kimberly Elise stopped by the studio to chat about her new role as Sloane Hayes on VH1′s new scripted series, ‘HIT THE FLOOR’.
The power house performer also spoke about juggling motherhood w/ acting, how she maintains her natural hairstyles, quote inspirations and more!
‘Hit The Floor’ premieres Monday, May 27th on VH1. You can also view the first episode right now on their official website. Check out some snippets from the interview below and watch the full clip at the top.
HOW SHE PREPARES FOR EMOTIONAL ROLES:
I just go with the character when I have to do an emotional scene and when the writing is good, it’s very easy. What I like about this show is I get to do my drama, which I love but I also get to do lighter stuff. I get to be funny. I get to be sexy. I get to be romantic. I get to have fun and that’s something I was looking forward to.
I’m a single mom, I have two daughters. And one of my daughters is actually the same age as Ahsha my TV daughter, so I definitely understand this part of life for a young woman who is becoming into a woman.
ON NATURAL HAIR:
Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of people in the industry that know how to do natural hair. On my show, Ken Walker does my hair on the show and he really made an effort to work with my natural hair.
ON CULT FILM ‘SET IT OFF’:
I don’t see them at all really. I did a guest appearance on Jada’s show maybe two years ago. I run into Vivica from time to time. But whenever we do, it’s like no time went apart. We click right away again. We’re all kinda doing our own thing.
FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:
I know for a fact that everything that happens to me, whether it’s good or bad (perceived by me as good or bad) it’s in my best interest. So be grateful for whatever it is that’s happened. Knowing that..gives me peace.