Are you ready for Season Two of TV Land’s The Soul Man starring Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash? We are too! The two play happily married couple – The Reverend and Mrs. Lolly Boyce. Soul Man proves that you can have a clean tv show on the air that the family can watch without cringing.
Our friends at Black and Married With Kids.com was able to catch a moment in time with the two lead cast members of the show to discuss work, family and love. Here’s what they had to say:
You guys have been at it for a while and, of course now, you’re both household names. Who would you say inspires you the most behind the scenes, off the set and in your real life?
Cedric: For me, I will have to say it’s my wife. As far as being a soldier of love – she’s been with me and we’ve been married right at 14 years. In a business like this, where it’s so much going on and still having to tour a lot, being away from the family. She just really holds me down. We have a great loving relationship. You know, there’s a responsibility to our household and our kids and to our relationship that still is great, even to this day. She’s definitely one of my role models and one of the people that influences me the most.
Now, my mother, she’s that strong black woman that guided me through. I was raised in a single parent household. She was just so dynamic in her leadership and the things that she was about. I never really longed for that father figure. I know my daddy. He just wasn’t there. My mother made sure that I felt whole.
Niecy Nash: Let me just say, It takes a village to raise a diva. There are a lot of people that help me make it all work and who inspire me. I have a wonderful new husband. You know, my children understand what it means to stand in the gap. My mother lives with us and she is a big help. At the same time, I have really wonderful friends and I admire different things with them. Like, for some, I admire their work ethic. Some, I admire the amount of energy they bring to everything they do. Others, I love their passion. So, I draw a little bit of everything from the people in my life. It’s not just limited to my family per se. But, anyone who’s in my inner circle – I lean heavily on my stylist, my publicist…so many different people!
Check out the rest of the interview at Black And Married With Kids