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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.
If you’ve been following Madame Noire for a while now, you might have surmised that we have a bit of a thang for “Living Single.” We’ve interviewed three cast members for our Where You Been series, (Kim Coles– Synclaire, T.C. Carson– Kyle, and Cress Williams– Scooter.), we talk about Erica Alexander “Max” all the time and yearn for the days when seasons 2-5 will be released on DVD. (Hint Hint) So, it’s only natural that we see ourselves in one or more of the characters on this show. And which character had a stronger, more relatable presence than “Khadijah James”? So in that vein, I’m here to explain why we’re all “Khadijah” in some form or fashion. Check it…
1. The ex that got away…or won’t go away
Remember the love connection between Khadijah and childhood friend Scooter? Don’t we all have a story that goes something like that? There’s always that fling or former boo who, for better or worst, keeps popping up. In Khadijah’s case it was the friend turned something more. But for you it might be the ex who never quite found peace with the way you two ended things and is steadily in your face.
In light of Rocsi, Terrence J, Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall recently being thrown in front of the BET firing squad, I’d like to remind them of something: keep your head in the game! It takes no time to become forgettable and despite what you might think, just about everyone is replaceable in Hollywood. They seem to all have different opportunities ahead of them but just in case they don’t, I’d like to remind them of a few people we’ve seen little to nothing from since they were fired from their show or once the show was canceled. (Rocsi, girl you are really going to need to step it up.)