*Tuesday night (12-10-19), The Paley Center For Media in Beverly Hills had an intimate red carpet and screening of BET’s new hit show The Oval.
EURweb spoke with the cast and crew. Diving into why they are excited for the audience to see and how they tapped into their characters.
“Victoria Franklin is the brain’s behind the operation. She is the person that takes the oval very seriously. She’s the one that tries to keep the family together and to keep up appearances. She has a lot of challenges,” said Kron Moore who plays the first lady says about her character.
Moore says she did take away one thing from our beloved first lady Michelle Obama: “ The only thing I took away from Michelle Obama was her fashion sense.” Yes, that is something we all can appreciate.
Actor Daniel Croix Henderson who plays the son of the president and first lady was excited about tapping into his dark character as well.
”It was an opportunity to go to some darker, twisted places and to get kind of ugly. I just wanted to do a real service to the story as authentically as I could.”
The political drama series is written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry himself. So it’s no surprise that the soap opera style show is number one on both cable and broadcast for black viewers.
“Tyler brought this project that we began talking about a few months ago,” Executive Producer Mark E. Swinton explains how the show got its jumpstart.
Swinton has been a producer on many other Tyler Perry projects making him the perfect go-to for this show.
“We talked about what would it look like? What would it be if a family that was really dealing with extreme personal issues were to become the first family.”
The Oval is packed with scandal, sex, betrayal, and corruption so catch it on BET Wednesday nights at 9 pm to keep you on the edge of your seat.