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Vivica goes down memory lane with Emmy-Award winning Producer, Director, Actor and Author Blair Underwood who has worked in the business for over 30 years. In this episode, the handsome Hollywood Actor, Husband and Father of 3 talks about the ups and downs of working in a tough business and the hard lessons he's learned along the way. With 17 NAACP nominations among others under his belt, Blair knows a thing or two about what is takes to be successful at his craft and shares his secrets to a long-lasting career and the importance of having a "hustling" mentality. Over the years, Blair has had a diverse range of experience from TV and Film to Broadway and Publishing. But, there's one part of the business he loves the most and it involves his elderly parents. Before starting in soap operas so he could pay the bills, Blair reveals surprising fun facts about him including he was a competitive swimmer in his early days. He also gives the inside scoop about his latest Netflix project with co-star and Producer Octavia Spencer and her advice to him about getting what he wants before signing on. With career success comes making big decisions. After initially turning down a pivotal role in "Sex In The City", Blair reveals his wife was the one who had to convince him to finally take on the popular role and he also describes how he felt after loosing out on another role in "Dream Girls" to actor Jaime Foxx. It's a laugh-out-loud good time with one of the best in the business, also filled with some love as he talks about how Covid-19 has changed his perspective on life and how he and his family are coping at home....including his makeshift recording sessions held in his wife's closet!

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