Black Hollywood Today
You may remember Elise Neal playing the role of Yvonne Hughley, the wife of comedian D.L. Hughley, in the ABC/UPN sitcom “The Hughleys”, but she is talented actress who is multifaceted and states that “the Hughleys was the first ‘Blackish’ meaning that it was the first sitcom with a black family trying to survive and intermix within a different demographic.” Accounting for five other television shows since the Hughleys, and now taking her on screen talents to the reality television hit, “Hollywood Divas“, Ms. Elise Neal has not stopped working since hitting the streets of Hollywood stating, “I never left the spotlight. I never stopped working!” When asked about working on new acting projects, Elise describes her passion for behind the scenes action as it is allowing her to exhibit her skills in writing and produc- ing with her latest project, a screen play, Timeless”, a drama that incorporates dance. She accredits Hollywood divas for the platform of which she is able to showcase and speak about her talents aside from being on screen. She states that Hollywood is in the calling for roles of strong black woman.“I am very excited for what is going on with my career in terms of me creating content for the world to see!”
Keeping It All the Way Real
“Taking pictures and posting them all over Instagram with your boo is so nobody’s business”. This
was her response when asked about whom she was dating. It is very true that people have started to use social media as a form of validation for the things that they are doing, moves they are making and people they are dating. Speaking true “Words of Wisdom”,Elise Neal spoke about couples who are solid and have longevity are reaching for the validation of others off social media by posting who they are with, what type of date they are on and what meal was consumed. “People who are really understand their relationship are not trying to cram it down everyone’s throat by posting 5000 pictures a day”.
“I am in Kontrol of this!”
Her stance of on being a cougar, she jokingly answers, “To me age ain’t nothing but a number!” She speaks of finding someone who does it for you. If you like each other and it’s legal (no shade) then go for it!
90-Day Rule…? 90 days is a lot of time to waste on someone. Two or three dates should allow you to really assess if you like someone or not. But please believe she is not just jumping into dates with guys that she just met. Being a southern girl, she is used to being courted. So before the first date, plenty of conversation has been had before that first date.
Check out the rest of what Elise had to say in the Pure Glamour Issue on stands now at your local Barnes and Nobles