BY: KIMBERLY ALSUP
I had the opportunity to speak with Dorien Wilson and Ken Lawson via phone about In The Cut and what we will see this season.
ABOUT IN THE CUT:
Jay “The Dream” Weaver (Dorien Wilson) is a barbershop owner and staple in his community. Jay’s life is turned upside down when he meets Kenny Clark (Ken Lawson), who turns out to be his 31-year old illegitimate son from a short fling. Together, they are learning what it means to be adult men: living, working and learning alongside one another. Making trying to date a little challenging.
Has had a successful career on both stage and screen that spans over 25 years. He is best known for his role as Professor Oglevee on The Parkers. That role earned him a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Does the role of Jay anyway mirror your own life?
Not really, in the sense that he has a relationship with his two daughters and has been in their lives since they were born. But he draws from his relationship with his daughters for the role.
Thoughts on the show and being on Bounce TV:
This network is great for the African American community, it gives us a chance to watch our reflection and see people of color on television.
Evolution from Season 1 to Season 2:
Jay and Kenny are still getting to know each other and learning how to operate as a father and son. Now the writers are writing specific storylines for the characters. The writers are written more for us as people and they focusing on our strengths.
Weekend with the Family (with Wendy Raquel Robinson, Marques Houston, and Clifton Powell)
Chi Nu Legacy (He plays a coach accused of rape)
He is an actor and a rapper best known for his role as Thaddeus Radcliffe on The Parkers. He has been in numerous TV shows and films. Since The Parkers, he has divided his time between his acting and musical career.
Does the role of Kenny anyway mirror your own life?
He is not too much like Kenny Clark. However, has experienced lady problems and used to be a player back in the day.
He is currently writing scripts and writing songs. Working with his groups.
In the Cut can be seen on Bounce TV on Tuesdays at 9 pm. Bounce TV is the nation’s fastest-growing television networks designed for African American audiences. The channel is available over the air via an antenna or on demand online.