Actor Blair Underwood spoke candidly about his new show, Ironside and what he learned from his mother as he researched his new role.
Much like his new character Robert Ironside, his mother has been using a wheelchair for over 10 years. She was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and held a lot in before he got this new role.
She is very independent and very self-sufficient. She’s never played the victim, therefore there are a lot of things she would never talk about… Because of this role and the research I would do. I could have conversations that we never had before.
Ironside premiered last week on NBC. Look out for new episodes every Wednesday at 10pm. EST.