Have y’all been watching “Sistas” ?
The series follows a group of single black girls as they navigate their “complicated love animations, ” occupations and friendships through the ups-and-downs of living in a contemporary world of social media and quixotic tie-in aims. Hayslett was recently announced as a series regular on season two. She plays the character Fatima, a paralegal at a reputable statute house, who has a confident approach to dating and likes to keep her communication clearly defined and her alternatives open. Fatima has been a tremendous asset to Andi Barnes( played by KJ Smith) at work, which leads-in them to forge a real friendship, but if you’ve been watching this season you know that Fatima has been forging ties with a brand-new charity interest who she’s actually connected to in ways she has yet to discover! In addition to acting on “Sistas,” Crystal is also a consulting make on the show.
BOSSIP: How much input did you have into creating your courage Fatima?
Crystal Renee ‘: Fatima is loosely based around Crystal as far as her manner and her position, but a great deal of the storeys that I share with Tyler go to all of the different characters.
BOSSIP: How difficult is it to match driving as a Consulting Producer and behaving at the same time?
Crystal Renee ‘: I consult with Tyler as far as things going on and what things we’re dealing with dating in Atlanta. The first season I was costume intent, I was consulting producing and acting and it was insane, so the second season I was like we need to find someone else to do the costume design because it was just too much. Season 2, both acting and consulting was a lot easier because most of my work is done on the front end so by the time we get to camera I can time concentrates on acting.
BOSSIP: Have you always wanted to act?
Crystal Renee ‘: Since I was a child playing has been a passion of mine. I used to give speeches on my mothers hearth robe, like acceptance address for the purposes of an apportions present, since I was around five-years-old.
BOSSIP: Same to Fatima, your faith is important to you. Can you talk about how your spirituality has helped you manifest your enact goals?
Crystal Renee ‘: My journey wasn’t the original expedition that a lot of people go through when they pursue behaving. My faith frisked a big part because there came a point in time where I must be given to placed my religion in God and allow him to order my steps. Even when things weren’t get the direction I thought they should. Especially around the times when I started getting callbacks from auditions all of a sudden Tyler asked me to be his stylist and a costume designer so I was at a crossroads like,’ Do I take this place or do I continue to chase this dream” and as you’re getting older you also miss stability so I was like’ alright Lord I’m just going to trust you on this and take this profession .’ And everything dissolved up works out and I couldn’t imagine it to work out any better, for it to be on a are demonstrating that I actually helped cause, that I’m actually raising on. I was there from the beginning of the register. It’s actually super narcotic to see how things unfolded.
BOSSIP: What are some of specific comments you get from your friends about the indicate?
Crystal Renee ‘: They love it. My friends and family will be like,’ That was Crystal right there. Certain things that they know me .’ The past marry escapades with the shower background I had people touching me who I hadn’t talked to in years talking about,’ Oh so this is what we’re doing ?’ One of my exes smack me like,’ Oh you proving out now ,’ and I’m like’ I’m just doing my job .’ My pa hindered inviting my mama,’ Is it over? Is it over? Is it over ?’
BOSSIP: What’s it like working with Devale Ellis, who plays your kindnes interest Zack?
Crystal Renee ‘: I could not be luckier to have such an amazing place collaborator. Devale he’s patient, he’s a coach, I learn so much from him and he takes the time to help me develop my attribute and my skillset. Because we shoot really fast, sometimes he can see me going devastated and he’ll be like,’ Hey take a outdo, you got this .’ And it’s vice versa very, like one day he came to me like,’ Crystal I was essential to carry this ,’ because he had a super long date and his brain was just fried, and I was like,’ I got you !’ So we lean on each other. We’re really good friends, I’m friends with his entire pedigree, his wife. So it time moves on camera that much easier. I trust him. I super love D. We call him the Dad of the cast, because he’s like,’ Alright guys, we gotta do this today .’ He considers us like we’re his kids.
BOSSIP: We pictured his wife( Khadeen Ellis) your explains saying she virtually mounted in the shower with you guys for the sexuality stage.
Crystal Renee ‘: Yesssss. I cherish K. She is so funny but she was so serious. One thing I love about his wife is she is so confident in their wedlock, because you only never know when you have panoramas like that with someone who is married. It was something I was apprehensive about. It was the first sex scene I ever had, I was super nervous and on top of that this man is married and I wanted to be conscious that there is a wife at home watching this. When I gratify her there was an instant bond. It was funny because he had announced, it was right before we had to shoot that incident and he told her,’ Crystal is super fearful because we have to go shoot this shower incident .’ K was like,’ Girl you better get do your thing.’I think when she indicate that it really helped me like,’ You came this’. It was one less thing I have to worry about. She actually helped me.
BOSSIP: This show is a little wild, some of the storylines are doing the most, do you ever say this is a little extreme?
Crystal Renee ‘: It’s go hard-bitten or go home and let Tyler Perry do his thing. Once I impart my input on dating and those type of things it’s Tyler Perry’s show after that, so whatever he writes, that’s what we film. He’s known for the cliffhangers. It’s funny because when we’re reading the scripts we’re like, what’s about to happen next? We’re just in suspense like everybody else.
BOSSIP: We’re waiting for everyone to figure out that Zack’s new daughter is Andi’s co-worker. How small is the world?
Crystal Renee ‘: What’s funny is the character Fatima has no idea that Zack is Karen’s ex. You know Zack and Fatima have only been out to dinner one time. Everything else has been at the house and the one time we did go out nobody grasp us. And he never says Karen’s name. It’s just an ex and every time he says something, Fatima is like,’ I don’t want to hear about her.’
BOSSIP: Is there a exercise in that? Do dames it is necessary do less at home dates? Or at least know the ex’s name so they know they’re not going to get their whisker to be undertaken by her?
Crystal Renee ‘: Absolutely. Communication is key. I think it’s important. There’s 50/50. Sometimes your past is your past, I don’t care but likewise I only just wanted to make sure I don’t know that person because if it’s somebody that I’m really cool with then that’s a no go.
BOSSIP: That’s a real Atlanta thing too — Atlanta is so small the date circles are like if you didn’t year such person or persons one of your best friend may have or you have been able dated one of his friends, it’s one of those things that is really precarious in certain cities.
Crystal Renee ‘: Yeah and that’s something I unquestionably stroked basis with Tyler on. This metropolitan is so small-minded. It really is. It’s like a date consortium. And you don’t know who’s dated who. I’m happy we got to touch on that because it’s so true.
BOSSIP: What’s next for you? We cherish the content you make outside of TV, all the video seminars you announce on social media.
Crystal Renee ‘: I’m auditioning, trying to book more substance. I’m really excited about the programme this has given me and the opportunities that wait in the future.
As far as the video lessons, I’m super creative and it’s something I love to do. And I affection revising. It’s something about the creation of the content and editing it and putting it out there and going that feedback from certain people who tried recipes or made interior decorating hypothesis that I had, my whisker videos they cherish those. It’s something I got a lot of fun doing and something I clearly want to take to another level with my label, whether that’s something like having my own whisker products or my own interiors front. It’s something I unquestionably want to think about.
Tune in to “Sistas” Wednesday nights at 9pm on BET
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