Photo by Marie Dene
Cast members from OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s popular television series Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots,’ and ‘Love Thy Neighbor,’ gathered for an intimate press reception at the Twelve Hotel: Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA to meet and greet with members of the press. Tyler Lepley (The Haves and the Have Nots) and Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams Jr. and Kendra C. Johnson (Love Thy Neighbor) answered questions about the new season airing now on OWN. Many of the cast members expressed that Perry writes his scripts in a way that has a universal appeal to what both men and women go through. The cast also shared that Madea is making several appearances on this season of Love Thy Neighbor and she is here to kick ass and take names. Palmer Williams Jr. shared that he is usually the comedic element of the show, however the show has gotten funnier with the cast sharing the stage with Perry’s Madea character.
The actors and actresses also revealed that Perry rarely goes along with the written script, which is easy for him as he is a natural at ad-libbing. All of the cast said that they study their script although its rarely used because knowing the framework of the script allows one to know how to bounce back when you are taken out of it. The Love Thy Neighbor cast expressed that they portray a family so well on screen and great chemistry because they have actually become a family and have gotten to know one another personally whether it was from late night rehearsals to sleepovers turned script rehearsals. There is sure to be some drama, comedy, and universal appeal in the upcoming season for both sitcoms! Tune in and let us know your thoughts!
For more information on Tyler Perry’s, ‘The Haves and the Have Nots,’ visit: http://www.oprah.com/app/the-haves-and-the-have-nots.html. ‘The Have and the Have Nots,’ airs Tuesday’s at 9/8C.
For more information on Tyler Perry’s, ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ visit: http://www.oprah.com/app/love-thy-neighbor.html. ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ airs Wednesday’s at 9/8C.
See more photos from the event below. Photos by Retro Chris of Sheen Magazine and Marie Denee.