There’s a variety of vets on set, including Kimberly Elise and Dean Cain. What other actor or actresses would you like to work with?
I love Scandal and I’m such a big fan but Kerry Washington. I’m impressed with how she’s grown as an actress in her career. Even before Save the Last Dance, you see how she’s evolved and that’s how I see myself. Really anyone I can learn from is someone I’d love to work with, including her.
Did you have any dance or cheerleading training before you got the part?
I’m not a dancer like the other girls in the show. Yeah, I did ballet when I was younger and I was a cheerleader in middle school but nothing as serious as this requires. After we shot the pilot, I had to train for the entire summer to do what we do, but I did it and I was able to dance in the rest of the episodes. So I hope everybody gives me a bit of a break.
They should. What classes did you take?
Because ballet is the root of all dance, I took a lot of ballet classes. I took a lot of jazz and I did do hip hop every now and then, but I didn’t want to do too much because our show isn’t mainly hip hop.
On top of the dancing, do you have workout routine as well?
I should but we don’t have time. I have one outside of work, but when we’re working, we’re so busy. I like high impact things. I like running, yoga, anything to get out the bad energy.
Three reasons why Vixens should watch Hit The Floor every week?
Because there are tons of amazing dance numbers that have music from current artists, music from oversees artists and dances that are set in places you won’t believe. Plus, we have really, really hot gentlemen in our show, and they may or may not have shirts on at all times. The number one reason: It’s a beautifully written show. The script is amazing, our cast is amazing and it’s one of those things that if you don’t jump on the bandwagon early you’er going to be really sad you missed out.
Tune into Hit The Floor on Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on VH1.