"Love Is__" Cast & "Girlfriends" Movie Update

Published on Jul 12, 2018
Will Catlett, Michele Weaver, Mara Brock Akil dish about their hit show, "Love Is____" on OWN.
Then, Mara reveals the inspiration behind the show and sets the record straight about what happened with "Being Mary Jane" on BET.
Plus, Mara tells us why there hasn't been a "Girlfriends" movie.
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  • These Hollywood dudes reveal moist!!!!! Dude came out wid yoga pants on!!

  • My God, she's beautiful, smart and black

  • I am so here for a girlfriends movie. I’ve been waiting too long 😭😭😭😭

  • Is Will a mute or something? Wendy addressed him several times, directed a couple conversation starters his way, and all he did was nod and smile. Dude.... Seriously. If ur gonna go out on the press tour to promote the show, u might want to take "How to Converse 101". What a disappointment. I wanted to hear him, hear what he had to say. Guess not. 😝👎

  • I'm all in for a girlfriends movie. as long as the four ladies are the original cast.

  • Only way I watch a girlfriends movie if the four originals are casted play their characters

  • Mara looks like she could be related to Angela Bassett

  • Will was staring Wendy down lol

  • He is soo fine and so handsome and his eyes are so sultry! He looks better than these two beautiful women idk how 😂😍💜

  • I'm still wondering why the pulled the full videos off Own

  • the primary group truly pushing colorism in this day and age is the black[darker toned] woman. yes I said it. and recognize that I said PRIMARY not only. its very possible that this was the best woman for the job. period. between acting, mannerisms and genuine connection that Mara may have felt with this woman in relation to playing her are very realistic factors. Darker toned women are the first ones to stand against their lighter toned sister for getting any level of recognition. Stop dividing by villainizing light women. Mara isnt very dark so I'm sure her casting description opened the opportunity up to all brown toned women. Would this even be a topic had she cast a much darker woman as herself? Absolutely not and u know it.Chicks in these comments want to ignore all of the darer toned women and men that this woman employs? Stop turning your nose up at your light skin sisters. I want any and ALL black women of all shades working, especially together. And YES I am a BROWN sista myself.

  • I’m sorry he’s gay!!!

  • I want that Burgundy Top & white pants on the young actress; so Modest but classy!!! Ps.......They all look great. Wanna watch the show too; tho I have no cable!!!😁😁😁

  • MY GOODNESS that man’s gaze is just astonishing


  • I mean, at least she gotta be the same color shade!

  • Mara is absolutely brilliant and beautiful! Fan of all the work she’s done.

  • Movie roles are fake ,my hair is real not cutting my dammit hair for nothing.

  • Great interview! Yasss Will “I have a wife *flashes* 💍”

  • He just be looking at ppl with dreamy eyes and what not

  • Will is looking super gay to me! Don’t get me wrong he’s fine but I don’t like that sugary demeanor

  • Im so mad his pants are so dam tight .. I like them tho

  • The Girlfriends movie is black peoples Sex in the city

  • Being Mary Jane should've never went to New York..the show was so much better in Atlanta. it was one of my favorite show. I live in Atlanta and that show literally represents a lot of successfully Black women living in that toxic city call Atlanta. Im going to get into Love is...lets hope it doesn't get can and leave the viewer wondering.

  • Girlfriend’s movie PLEASE!!!!

    • Yessss!

    • And being back Jill Marie Jones Toni Childs

  • Where can watch the repeat cause I come In late on Tuesday and (own) is something else with they program

  • I want Being Mary Jane back, Girlfriends....okay Game too!!!

  • Michele is gorgeous and Will is FINEEEE

  • Mara you need 40,50,60 million dollars for the Girlfriend’s movie? You need to call on Tyrone..I mean Tyler!

  • What's up with the shade between Wendy and Will starting at 3:54, I guess his female shade hormones kicked inn and Wendy's male hormones started to flow. Psssssssss!!!!

  • The haircut is a no on her! She looks better with the longer hair

  • They getting all the coins. I love Black lighting and Love is__________

  • Ppl keep commenting on how Michele doesn’t look like Mara but although Love Is ____ represents her story, all of it does not. Y’all gotta understand that elements and different things were added to make it more appealing to the consumer. Everything isn’t verbatim. I honestly think that regardless of skin tone, Mara obviously picked Michele based on her tv presence and how she could tell the story and ultimately how she could embody a young Mara. So please everything isn’t always about skin tone when it comes to finding the best actors. To me, Will doesn’t favor Salim either. 🤦🏾‍♀️

  • Damn, Wendy barely spoke to the female in the middle.

  • For someone behind the scenes Mara sure talks alot. Lol

  • Damn them pants is mf Ti-zight!

  • Love is ... The bomb

  • Mara is so classy, this is how all women should be.

  • Michelle looks like Tisha Campbell when she smiles. And Will is looking like peter pan with them pants.

  • Let's start a petition for Girlfriends the movie!

    • Yes. I didn't like the show how it had ended with no real ending.

  • Mara is gorgeous

  • I absolutely love this series 💚 Both actors are phenomenal 👏👏. Thank you for your talents Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil 🙌 I'm already having withdrawal pains before the season finale next week. #CantWaitUntil2019

  • Who are the two people telling the story? It's not Mara and her husband

  • why couldn't they use an actress who is closer to Maya's skin color? Another black show with a super light skinned woman protagonist. We were just getting out of that with Mary Jane, Scandal and HTGAWM.

  • Idc what none of you say Michelle is beautiful and Mara is not chocolate or was she looking for a exact replica of herself. Y’all doing what social media does all the time. Taking the focus off the meaning of the show itself and not realizing what a beautiful thing love can be and and isn’t sometimes.

  • He is a handsome man; but, those pants are too damn tight.

  • This woman Mara is beautiful! Such a classy and well spoken lady.

  • Will looked like he was ready to pounce on Wendy. Damn.

  • I love all her shows!!!!

  • What happened to doing research before the interview? Girlfriends belongs to Kelsey Grammar and yes it is very valuable. The 8 Season DVD Set valuation is so expensive now. I've been putting off buying it for years. I thought $60 was a lot years ago. Girlfriends is very valuable. $150 to $200 today. I'm so cheap. LOL! I throw away $60 on lunch take out every week. I could have bought that box set years ago. Goodnight to me. LOL

  • Yea he's handsome but those pants aren't doing it for me! It's a turn off....

  • Can Wendy interview the other guests on her couch! Damn. She so hood sometimes!

  • Mara’s hair is beautiful.

  • ..keep real, it wasn't per se BET or Gabriel that ended Mary J, it was 50...

  • Ok what the hell he got on stretch pants

  • I really like Mara Brock Akil. She seems very personable, I love how she handled herself with Wendy messy self even with the difficult questions she was sweet and genuine.

  • I love this show ! best love story Ever!!!

  • Such a good show!

  • We need ALL of the Girlfriends cast back!

  • I love her stuff but my anticipation of this show was met with disappointment. I love Girlfriends and Being Mary Jane, but I wasnt into it

  • Everyone looks great!

  • Wendy is sooooo ugly. What has she done to her top lip? Mara is around the same age and look how beautiful and natural looking she is.

  • I guess the white studio executives forced her to cast a woman, mulatto, who does not look like her.

  • I guess the white studio executives forced her to cast a woman, mulatto, who does not look like her.

  • I guess the white studio executives forced her to cast a woman, mulatto, who does not look like her.

  • WOW LOVE IS IS ICONIC beautifully written artistry evolving

  • Wendy needs to do her homework! Embarrassing!

  • I would love to read a series

  • Love, love, love this show❤❤❤

  • Love is- Is so good💜💜

  • OMG!!!!I am shocked about the eye contact between Wendy and Will 😮😮😮🤔😱😱❤

  • Dammm ...he is one fine male species!

  • The comment section is Sheneneh commenting on Martin's light skinned gf parody all over again God! Black ppl are messed up

  • Yes he is SEXY!!! I liked him on That Guy too

  • Love is.....the best show ever.

  • I really enjoy this show

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  • Wow. Gabrielle Union forced her out.

  • He lookin on the sweet side. Lol

  • Lawd, he looks like he's looking into your soul

  • Will has a wife? 😒 sus

  • Hold up whats going on with him and wendy?

  • His outfit is unbelievable!

  • I love Love Is!!!

  • Still waiting on Black Lightning season 2...

  • She's hotter than the young actress He seems gay and I recognize him now with that beard. Nuri is meh, she needs her hair back

  • Dang! He reminds me so much of Teddy Pendergrass!!!

  • He looks high as hell.

  • That linebacker is so nosey...😂

  • Beautiful black people

  • I love “Love is..”

  • Wendy ain’t had that waist held tight in while 🤣

  • Love ❤️ Love is. Excellent writing and storytelling. Yasir and Nuri are fun to watch and he is so fine and confident and forceful even though he doesn’t have a pot to pee in.

  • Now...you know it was more than just a respectful look given in conversation😕

  • Girlfriend's Movie please....

  • Wendy is so rude! I don't like her show anymore because of how she interviews people and seem very rude when asking questions and having casual conversation.

  • Do not like his character Yasir or if that is how he really is. He is a controlling womanizer!

  • We. Just. Want. Maya. toni. Joan. Lynn and William!!! Lol I'm sorry y'all.

  • Mara saw him on First too. That is where she got the idea for her show.

  • Will got some tight pants on.