Tichina Arnold is a awesome. After watching her on the small and big screen in a career that has lasted nearly 30 years with no signs of slowing down, I figured as much. But after chatting with her on the latest edition of Cinema in Noir, I am further convinced of her awesomeness.
My Tichina Arnold obsession began in 1986 the first time I saw the greatest movie EVER made, Little Shop of Horrors. During our chat, I asked Tichina about making the film and whether or not she and the cast knew the film would become a cult classic.
My co-hosts and I also asked Tichina about her latest role as Cassie Calloway on the hit Starz series, Survivor’s Remorse and how the character is resonating with fans.
The down to earth actress also reminised with us about fan favorites Martin and Everybody Hates Chris. The consummate entertainer also talked about and her desire to bring the life story of Sarah Vaughn to the screen, her Broadway dreams, and hopes to put together a one woman show. Lastly, she discussed her work with the We Win Foundation, an organization she established with her sister to raise awareness about lupus. It was a great interview. Tichina Arnold is the real deal.
We also checked in with our friend Jamie of Black Girl Nerds about the controversy surrounding the casting of black actor Keiynan Lonsdale in the role of Wally West on the CW series, The Flash. This week, dudebro angst was at an all time high, despite the fact news regarding Wally being black was announced over a year ago.