The comedy is one of the last projects worked on by Avery, who died December 31, 2013, at age 68 from complications following open heart surgery.
Avery, who won our hearts as Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” plays Tamera’s father on the series, which centers on a recently married couple, Darren (Alfonso Ribeiro) and Lourdes (Tamera Mowry-Housley), who embark on life as newlyweds while sustaining a family owned business. Once their zany in-laws (James Avery and Maria Conchita Alonso), move in, their lives are forever changed, according to the synopsis on the press release.
“People say child stars have a hard time ‘because of the entertainment business’ but I think there’s a dysfunction before all that,” Tia explained. “I use the analogy, ‘If you’re a fool without money, you’ll be a fool with money.’ Maybe acting wasn’t the sole cause of [the problem], but [rather] lack of support. I had an incredible support system. There’s a lot of focus on kids like Macaulay Culkin or others who had bad situations at some point in their careers and not enough focus on the people who do good like Natalie Portman or Claire Danes. It’s hard for children to have these full-time jobs with all this responsibility. My parents made sure we were kids, even though we made money and were quote unquote famous. We still had a curfew and an allowance.”
Tia also revealed that she’s less traditional than her sister when it comes to parenting. You can read the full interview here, and check out the trailer below for “Things We Do For Love.”
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