OK! Interview: Flavor Flav


Apr. 11 2008, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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In a world full of multi-talented celebrities, Flavor Flav has done just about everything. From his early days as co-founder of legendary hip-hop act Public Enemy to three different hit reality shows, he's always managed to prove the doubters wrong. And so now he's trying his hand in yet another new field — sitcoms.

With his new MyNetworkTV sitcom, Under One Roof, set to premiere April 16, Flav took some time out to talk to OK!.

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What's it been like shooting Under One Roof?

It’s a challenge to me right now. I’m reading lines and remembering lines and delivering lines. It’s a lot different than what I was doing on VH1. Doing scripted acting is a challenge to me. I can’t remember things to good so remembering lines is a challenge to your boy.

Have your co-stars given you any advice?

My boy Kadeem Hardison came through — he gave me some acting advice. Showed me how to break my script down to where I can start remembering it.


Have you seen the show yet?

The payoff is at the end of the work... I know I have a hit show on my hands.

So, will we see you on Flavor of Love?

I'm not doing no more Flavor of Loves. I'm trying to grow. I don’t want to stay on the same page. You can't stay on the same page in order to get to the next chap.

How do you balance being a dad and having all these projects?

The time that I’m off is the time I try and see my kids the most. I try and take care of their needs. I try and spend a lot of time with my kids. I try and have fun with my kids. I try to put father time in there.

Most importantly, would you watch Under One Roof if you weren't on it?

I sure would. The reason why is because I like watching myself on TV.

Check out Under One Roof, premiering April 16 on MyNetworkTV.

By Jocelyn Vena


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