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

December 2nd, 2012 - By Drenna Armstrong
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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?