Cocoa Brown does an excellent job of portraying the hardcore working mom of five kids in Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club. Although times are tough, Cocoa’s character continuously strives to provide the best for her little ones. Much like her onscreen persona, Cocoa works hard to provide for her 1-year-old son.
“It’s tough raising a child by yourself. Women who have multiple children by themselves, I commend them,” the actress recently told Sister 2 Sister.
Cocoa also advised single mothers like herself to rely on their village and take a bit of time for themselves everyday. “Utilize your village,” said the star. “Don’t think it’s going to make you a bad woman or a bad mother or less than a good mother if you say, ‘Hey, I need your help,’ if you raise that white flag. It’s okay to take time for yourself, even if it’s just 30 minutes…Take that minute to just decompress and regroup. It doesn’t make you less than a woman.”
Although many have criticized Brown’s role in the Single Mom’s Role as being stereotypical, the actress told Sister 2 Sister that she is more focused on her son’s opinion of her than what the masses think. “I’m not doing anything that’s going to embarrass my family or embarrass my son,” explained the star. “As long as I can work and take care of my son and do things that I’m proud of and not embarrass my family, stereotype doesn’t matter to me.”
You can catch Cocoa Brown in action on the big and little screen as she also portrays Jennifer in Tyler Perry’s ‘For Better or Worse.’