It’s the 20 anniversary of “Living Single” but don’t expect a reunion anytime soon. Most of the cast, including Queen Latifah, who is reprising her role as a talk show host, and Erika Alexander, now starring in the AMC series “Low Winter Sun,” is busy. “This would be a good year to do it,” Alexander says. “I think that would be nice, but I don’t know. “
Although she keeps in touch with Latifah sporadically neither she nor any of her castmastes have worked with Latifah since. “Our paths haven’t crossed,” Alexander says. But despite the time that’s passed and the other projects she’s done, the role of Maxine Shaw on “Living Single” lingers in the public mindset. She’s often greeted as her character on the show.
“It happens to me all the time,” Alexander told The Tom Joyner Morning Show. “It’s like being Mickey Mouse, but in blackface. Well, Mickey Mouse is in blackface, so that’s like kind of a double thing. But it’s cool. It’s really cool.”
On her new show, “Low Winter Sun,” Alexander is part of an ensemble stellar cast including Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Two Detroit homicide detectives murder a fellow cop, but stage it to look like a suicide. Then they have to deflect the subsequent Internal Affairs investigation. The show is helmed by Ernest Dickerson, who directed the seminal 90’s movie “Juice” and has also worked on “Dexter” and “The Wire.”
Erika Alexander Talks New Show, Graphic Novel and Living Single 20th Anniversary was originally published on blackamericaweb.com