Gabrielle Union Turns Up The Heat on Being Mary Jane
It’s a HOT new year and Gabrielle Union, shows us that she can turn up the heat too on BET‘s hit show, Being Mary Jane which premiered on Jan. 7.
This provocative new series, created by Mara Brock Akil, has attracted over 4 million viewers since it’s launch in July 2013 and was the number one trending topic on Twitter, Tuesday night.
Gabrielle Union plays Mary Jane, a talented and successful talk show host who supports both herself and her extended family. But her life is far from perfect. Mary Jane finds herself tied up in a relationship dilemma when she discovers that the man she was seeing (and sleeping with), Andre (Omari Hardwick) , is MARRIED WITH KIDS! He refuses to leave her alone and – spoiler alert – even after being confronted by The Wife, Mary Jane surrenders under Andre’s charm, ending the episode with a steamy gym bathroom scene.
Mary Jane is compared to Scandal’s Olivia Pope, due to the whole sleeping with a married man trend. However, Mary Jane has a more down to earth character. The role she plays is real and passionate from her frustration at work and with her family to the lusty moments she shares with the men who deceive her. Great acting and even better scripting. I’m excited to see what happens to Mary Jane next!