Exclusive Interview: The Haves & The Have Nots ‘Amanda Cryer’ Talks Season 2 Drama & Her Crazy Character!

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Jaclyn Betham


Jaclyn Betham portrays Amanda Cryer on Tyler Perry’s most successful show to date, ‘The Haves and the Have Nots.’  The OWN network scored a hit with this soap opera style drama starring Tika Sumpter among others.  Jaclyn’s character has gone through some serious issues including an attemptted suicide, a rape, cutting herself and the near death of her mother from cancer.  But this season, she’s fighting back and turning her crazy into a victory!  (That includes stabbing her violator!)

I spoke to Jaclyn during the premiere of Tyler Perry’s ‘The Single Mom’s Club,’ about season 2, the fan reaction and working with Tika Sumpter.

What is the Fan response to your character this season?

“Now that Amanda is seeking revenge, people are loving it.  They’re like that professor deserves everything!  So, that’s been kinda nice because you never know how people are going to respond. She’s like, full out! So…”

“I was walking through the airport and they were like ‘TAKE YOUR MED’S!” So, that’s always fun. “

The Haves and The Have Nots Airs Tuesday Night on OWN!

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