Erika Alexander Cries as She Recalls TC Carson's Firing from 'Living Single'
Erika Alexander sheds tears in an emotional interview as she recalled finding out that her co-star TC Carson was going to be fired from the hit show 'Living Single'
During an interview with "Shadow and Act's," Erica Alexander from "Living Single" broke down in tears when she revealed how sad she was to find out that her co-star, TC Carson, who played Kyle Barker was fired from the show, she explained:
"I was heartbroken. I'm crying all the time, nowadays. I was heartbroken because the whole cast had chemistry."
For many years, Carson's departure from the groundbreaking show was never discussed until recently.
In an interview with Comedy Hype, Carson opened up about issues behind the scenes with the Warner Brothers that lead to his eventual firing.
Carson revealed that tension emerged after the network created "Friends," and all of the attention and resource started going to the new show.
He shared that he would often stand in as the spokesperson for the group in airing out their issues to producers, which eventually got him fired.
Caron admitted that he felt his lack of compliance with producers was what got him fired in the end because he didn't just keep his head down and do his job like most actors of color find themselves having to do.
Alexander detailed similar experiences working in Hollywood as a black actress. According to Essence, she changed her approach in the business after being dropped by her representation because of the constant rejections she was getting.
Alexander revealed that she was inspired to create her own opportunities in the entertainment industry that would not be hindered by some of the structural issues that had limited women and people of color from getting better opportunities.
She teamed up with her ex-husband, Tony Puryear, among other partners to create a production company called "Color Farm Media."
Erika Alexander arrives at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Celebration of Leadership on September 12, 2018, Washington | Source: Getty Images (Photo by Shannon Finney/WireImage)
Despite some of the tension, the cast experienced while working on "Living Single," Alexander admitted that playing Maxine is still her favorite role.
She explained that it was inspiring to play a character that broke stereotypes for black women because she represented the face of so many independent and strong women of color.