The ladies are again! The solid of Girlfriends took a nostalgic journey down reminiscence lane – all the best way again to 2000 – once they just about reunited on Friday. The core 4 ladies of the hit ’00s sitcom – Tracee Ellis Ross (Joan), Jill Marie Jones (Toni), Golden Brooks (Maya), and Persia White (Lynn) – hopped on a Zoom name to have a good time the present’s 20th anniversary and its current launch on Netflix. Whereas the girlfriends beforehand reunited on display final 12 months in an episode of Black-ish, the video chat is their first “uncensored” reunion and not using a moderator, and we may really feel their pleasure by the display.
“All 4 of us had been so protecting of what we had been attempting to say.”
The actresses sat down (with drinks, after all) to debate how they’d grown up collectively in actual life, their hilarious ongoing group chat, and the lasting affect of Girlfriends, which adopted the lives of 4 Black ladies. “All 4 of us had been so protecting of what we had been attempting to say and I’ve to say that we as a solid always spoke up and mentioned, ‘this does not really feel proper,'” Ross mentioned. Brooks added, “All of us come from 4 completely different walks of life, and we needed to honor every of our journeys and what that dynamic felt wish to us.”
“When you noticed one thing on the present that you just did not like, we in all probability had a dialog about it,” White additionally mentioned. “We will not win each battle and we’re right here to do our jobs, however we tried our greatest when it got here to not objectifying the notion of Black ladies and our personal struggles. And all our shades, bodily and emotionally, we’re completely different, and I felt like that was the reward we stored attempting to provide.” The ladies mentioned how proud they had been of themselves for tackling these points as Black ladies again within the early 2000s. Girlfriends dropped on Netflix Friday, becoming a member of a slate of different Black sitcoms that lately arrived to the streaming platform, together with Sister, Sister and Moesha. Watch the girlfriends’ full, unfiltered dialog above, and prepare for some laughs.
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