Brandy Plays âThe Gameâ [INTERVIEW]

Brandy Plays ‘The Game’ [INTERVIEW]

The singer-actress—co-starring in Tyler Perry’s ‘Temptation’ this weekend—discusses her acting roots

Kelley L. Carter

by Kelley L. Carter, March 26, 2013

Brandy Plays âThe Gameâ [INTERVIEW]

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the person that you want to be with, you start seeing your wedding. And I’m like, “Oh Lord. This is something! I’ve never really seen it before. I never saw myself walking down the aisle with a gown!” I’ve always wanted it, but I can actually envision it now. And every time I see some flowers now, I’m like, “Oh my gosh! That would be great for the wedding.” So it’s definitely coming along.

EBONY: What’s your non-negotiable?

Brandy: Oh, music at the reception has to be amazing. I have one thing I really want for the reception. I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but I really want it. I can’t tell you what it is, because I don’t want to say. If it doesn’t fall through, then I don’t want to look crazy!

EBONY: Do you want to anchor your own TV show again?

Brandy: Absolutely. I didn’t want to say that, I didn’t know how that would come off, but absolutely! I definitely want to do that. Without being disloyal to The Game or anything else, I definitely want my own show. For sure.

EBONY: One Mo’ time?

Brandy: One Mo’ time! It’s the comedy and it’s the rhythm, it’s the timing, it’s where I come from. It’s so much what I’m used to, and I just feel comfortable on TV sets. It’s like a playground. I’m able to play and just be free. And comedy gives me that freedom. It’s not so, so, so serious. I get a chance to just try different things. I like the dramatics too, ’cause you know I’m a drama queen. But comedy is just definitely my niche.

EBONY: Last question: would you ever go back to reality TV again?

Brandy: I don’t think so. I’m not opposed to it, because right now, a lot can be captured in my work. Before, I didn’t have a lot of my focus in my work going on, so it wasn’t really anything that I should’ve been on reality TV for. If I’m not in the studio, you’re not seeing the behind the scenes of what my life is really all about, [so] I didn’t see a reason to do reality. That’s why I didn’t feel like I worked in reality. But I have so much going on in terms of the arts and the purpose of why I’m doing what I’m doing. I don’t think it’s a problem for people to see the behind the scenes of that. So I’m not opposed to it anymore.

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