In The ‘Army’ Now: Singer Ashanti Added To Cast Of Lifetime Series!

December 2, 2012  |  


Say what you want about her but Ashanti (with help from her obviously amazing team) knows how to keep herself relevant and with a check coming in.  It was just announced that she has been added to the cast of one of Lifetime’s most popular series, Army Wives.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ashanti will play Latasha Durant, mother of three children ages 11, 8 and 6, with the youngest suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. She’s also described as “a survivor with no self-pity who is determined to wrench all the joy out of life that she can. She’s a Hot, fun woman who knows how to keep a husband — and keep him in line.”  It sounds like she landed a fairly well-rounded role on the show which will be entering its seventh season.

This is great news for Ashanti and it continues to broaden her up to a wider audience.  Her past film credits include Resident Evil: Extinction, John Carter Must Die and Coach Carter.  Her acting skills have been described by many as average, at best, but she clearly knows how to make people buy into everything that she wants to do.  It doesn’t hurt that she also appears to have quite the pleasant demeanor.

There was talk that Army Wives was going to be canceled at the end of last season but with the addition of Ashanti and also actresses Torrey Devitto and Elle McLemore, the writers and creators are clearly prepping for some new storylines.

Do you watch the show? If not, will Ashanti make you tune in every now and then once it returns?

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  • chanela

    another role that an actual hard working, talented, TRAINED actor could have had.

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  • Nattie

    Army Wives is a good show , congrats Ashanti people need to stop hating on her . She has done alot of acting. She did off broadway, T.V and Movies. She is someone who is working hard on her craft..praise her and hope she is successful.

  • scandalous7

    Happy for you Ashanti, get it.

  • doesn’t matter

    I like Ashanti….Good Job…Keep Doing it girl…

  • Good for her. Those residuals (if) from ‘Happy’ and ‘Baby, Baby, Baby’ weren’t going to sustain her too much longer.

  • Negress

    Hope she blazes!

  • Alohilani

    1. Ashanti can’t act.
    2. If she is to act, she needs to work with someone who can help her not have that homegirl from New York way of speaking.

    • Beejcee

      Yes, she does need diction classes. For that same reason I cringed when I heard Terrence J was added to the Entertainment show E, but Terrence has received some speech/diction classes and he is doing quite well.

  • shebaby

    im just glad she is working and able to get a check!!!

  • Yesss

    I watch the show and love it so yes I will watch regardless. Wondering when is it coming back

    • Treacle234

      I’m wondering that myself, when is it coming back, since the season ended so abruptly

  • shay

    Never watched the show but I will now with the addition of Ashanti.

  • Say What?

    Never watched the show and never will, but I support any one of us getting a steady paycheck!