You may have seen Erika Alexander around and about over the years but we all know we’ll all remember her the most for her role as Maxine Shaw in “Living Single.” Even though she says Maxine has been her favorite character, she can’t say she’s too much like her.
“I’ve played a lot of really good characters but they are all really flawed in some way and if I say that, people will say ‘I knew it! She’s a sex addict.’ I don’t want to hear that. I played a wonderful character. People know me best for Maxine Shaw, “Living Single.” And I’m really happy about that character, that I got a chance to play it. I loved the cast that we were with they are my sisters and brothers. It was a wonderful time…The character itself is crazy. So if I admit to that, who am I really? I loved playing her but I don’t really know how close I am to Max.”
In addition to her “Living Single” days she spoke about the lessons she learned from “The Cosby Show,” and what drew her to her new role on the AMC show, “Low Winter Sun” that airs on AMC, Sundays at 10PM.
Check out the interview with Erika below.