Another afternoon, yet another exciting episode of TV One’s first auto-biographical series “UNCENSORED.” We’re giving you an inside look as part of their weekly digital show, Bossip UNCENSORED hosted by Danielle Canada, Deputy Editor of BOSSIP.com, also Janeé Bolden, Senior Content Director of Pop Culture For IOne Digital.
The latest “UNCENSORED” follows “The Grand Dame” of Hollywood Jenifer Lewis who gladly takes her role as “everybody’s mama” and can be part of this Mt. Rushmore of all “Moms” in films and tv.
“One thing I like about this episode is she embraces that, she talks about being everyone’s mom and she leans into it and she loves it,” stated Danielle. “Dr. Jenifer Lewis is all about being that quintessential matriarch of someone’s family, it’s really exciting to see.”
“I’m glad that you brought up that part about here being a Doctor,” stated Janee while talking on Jenifer moving from modest beginnings in St. Louis for a doctorate degree. She also noted that the celebrity’ heritage.
“She’s bee such a pivotal persona in every part that she’s played, she’s really been memorable.”
Not simply does this incident research Jenifer Lewis’ matriarchal command, but in addition, it investigates her private relationships. Jenifer details following the road to stardom alongside Loretta Devine and Sherly Lee Ralph who she is known since her teens, and details her relationship with the late Whitney Houston. According into Jenifer, she and Whitney ensured so much during “The Preacher’s Wife” they became friends and she spent time with Whitney and Bobby Kristina.
“I got to play her mama for three months, we became friends after that,” stated Jenifer. “I got in the pool Bobby Krissy and she had been only a little bitty thing and she wanted to swim and swim and swim, ” I stated lil girl I am tired–‘What’s wrong with you?!’
She also said that Whitney consulted with her acting abilities and shared a sweet story about that “lil girl” Whitney Houston missing a day set due to inclement weather. According into Jenifer, Whitney called her “mama” while describing her absence, though her biological mother Cissy Houston was local.
“One time she didn’t show up, it was a winter of record-breaking blizzards,” stated Jenifer. “I stated, ‘Hey lil girl! Why didn’Can one call?! Thello need to wash my own hair in ten below zero to correct it for a different scene that you are not in–lil woman, Whitney this really not a concert, that is teamwork!'”
“She said, ‘Mama, mama! I’m sorry I won’t do it again,” stated Jenifer reflecting about the phone call they had that afternoon.
Also featured in Jenifer Lewis’ “UNCENSORED” incident is a very sad story about a Pastor molesting the celebrity during her youth.
According into Jenifer, it is important for her to talk candidly about it to ensure that other girls can “confront” their own tales too.
“He pulls over and leans over to me personally, I am in the passenger seat. He leans over to me and that he begins to kiss me. Well, that I gritted my teeth and then he attempted to place his tongue in myit was so gross and disgusting. And I felt his hands on my breasts.
He took everything out of me at that instant. God. Because he had been a man of God. My mum because once I informed her, which I did, we simply pushed it down and never spoke about it . And he took my livelihood. Because the query I had asked him until he pulled was, ‘Pastor Herd, do you think I can be a star?’
“And I told. That’s why I always say to other women and men, if that first person doesn’t listen, you tell somebody else. You tell until somebody listens. And then if you can, confront your abuser. Try to have witnesses around. They don’t like to be confronted.”
Jenifer Lewis’ forthcoming episode of “UNCENSORED” on TV One airs this Sunday in 10/9c! )
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