Survivor’s Remorse is one of the falls hottest new shows. It’s executive producer is none other than Cleveland Cavalier, Lebron James and it’s written by Glee star, Mike O’Malley, so you know it’s good! The outstanding cast includes funny man Mike Epps, Tichina Arnold, RonReaco Lee, Teyonah Parris, Erica Ash and Jessie T. Usher.
The dramedy follows Jessie T. Usher (Kam) as he finally come into a big contract in the NBA and the ups and downs he encounters as he takes his family along with him for the ride. RonReaco Lee plays his best friend and business manager, who keeps him in-line. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the two leading men to find out more about the show, their experiences with fame and the hard choices you have to make when you are an entertainer.
Here are a few excerpts from the interview:
Have you personally experienced, family members and friends coming to you for money because you’re famous?
“You get it, to a certain degree. And I have, but you know I’ve been really blessed, and I’ve been able to kinda stay, somewhat relevant, for the last umpteen years, but I have learned how to navigate it. I don’t hesitate to change my cell phone number, you know? You gotta do what you gotta do! But, I’ve also learned how to say no. The one thing I’ve learned in this business is it ebs and flows. You got ups and downs, peaks and valleys. And it’s so important to save your money. You know, I walk away from every job, not knowing when that next job is going to be! And so, that, in and of itself is very….it’s tough at times! You know? So, the money you have, you can’t know how long you gonna need. And you don’t know when you’re going to be able to add more money to it. So, if somebody call me for this that and the other…I do what I can when I can, but more times than not, I can’t!”
I had to tease the fellas about their good looks and sex appeal by asking them if they were ready to be mobbed by admirers. Not only were they ready, but they also issued a challenge to my movie boo Omari Hardwick, who also has his own show on the Starz network, called ‘Power!’
How do you guys feel about being sex symbols?
Jessie T. Usher:
“I’m not gonna lie, I put in a lot of work in the gym for this show. I really did! Me and Reaco, man we went hard for this! And, it’ll be nice to see the reaction cause we did put the work in. But, we’ll see what happens. I’m not even gonna lie to you, I mentioned to a couple of the Starz execs, I was like, ya’ll gonna have to tell Omari, you know the guy from ‘Power,’ you gotta tell him that we coming for him. Cause Survivor’s Remorse gonna have the Starz sex symbols on lock! So, tell Omari, see Reaco on the bench cause Reaco go hard! “
“Ah, Look, I know Omari, me and Omari actually grew up together, so I’m not even about to sit up here and diss Omari! I don’t know…Omari…Omari…he stay in the gym! Season 2, Season 2 I’m gonna get a little closer!”
Hilarious! I really loved these guys and the show is funny, entertaining and thought provoking. I was pleased to know that although they have only aired 3 episodes, it has already been renewed for a season 2! More interviews with the cast to come!
Survivor’s Remorse airs Saturday nights on the Starz Network!
Watch the interview below: