Tia Mowry-Hardrict is a wife, mother, and actress on the hit show The Game. She recently discussed the show and motherhood with BET.
The Game Season 5: What viewers can expect to see from Derwin and Melanie.
“This year what I love about Derwin and Melanie is that whenever they have something bothering them they have made a pact to forget all the lies. They’ll be no more hidden secrets, they’ve decided to just bring everything out in the forefront. So now they always speak what’s on their minds. You’ll see a sense of truthfulness and maturity with Melanie this year. And you’ll see a sense of independence. For the past few seasons she’s always been very supportive of her husband and kind of submissive.”
On acting, motherhood, and being a wife to actor Cory Hardrict.
“Back when I was in college I was doing Sister, Sister at the same time. And I recently stumbled across some 40-page research papers I wrote and I asked myself, “How in the h*** did you do this Tia?” I just don’t think too much about it. If you over-analyze it, it becomes overwhelming. But if you just do it and find the enthusiasm in whatever you’re doing, you’ll find the strength. I love what I do. I’ve been [acting] since I was 14 years old and it’s all I know. I’m having fun, I’m on a playground right now. I’m like, recess? I don’t want that bell to ring.”
The motherhood experience.
“When I’m with my son, Cree, I give him 110%. My favorite role yet is being a mother and it’s really grounded me as a person. I don’t really know how life was before. It felt selfish and now everything is about him. When I’m working, I’m working for him. I was just talking to [my sister] Tamera [Mowry-Housley] the other day and she said, ‘You could be having a bad day but as soon as you see your son it shifts gears.’ He just gives me unbelievable amounts of joy.”
Read the full interview here.