*On the Monday, March 27th edition of “Tamron Hall,” Emmy-winning actor Glynn Turman joined the show in celebration of his new documentary, “The Legend of Glynn Turman.”
During the lively chat, Turman reflected on his iconic career and why he believes the groundbreaking film Cooley High remains such a powerful and emotional film nearly 50 years after it was released. He also opened up about his first marriage to Aretha Franklin, what it was like to work with Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field in his new movie 80 for Brady, and how he became the “pin-up” boy for Beyoncé’s 2021 Ivy Park denim collection campaign.
Tamron also welcomed musician Samara Joy to discuss her sophomore album, Linger Awhile which recently won her two Grammy Awards including Best New Artist, marking the first time since 2011 that a Jazz vocalist was awarded that honor.
Glynn Turman on starring in the iconic film Cooley High and why the story was so powerful:
In response to Tamron asking, “Do you cry like the rest of us [when you watch Cooley High]? I can watch it today and I cry like I did the first time I saw it. What was it – not just about the score – but about the story?” Turman shared, “It showed a part of our journey as a Black people that we were proud to share with the rest of the world. It shows that the gangsters in the show, in the hood, were people that we knew. They had mothers, they had fathers, they had brothers so that they were not just who the news media portrayed them to be.”
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Glynn Turman on how he became the “pin-up” boy for Beyonce’s denim line:
“Tina [Knowles-Lawson] says ‘Beyoncé, why don’t you ask Glynn to help you finish the piece that you’re not —[that] you haven’t finished.’ And I said, ‘what? What are you talking about B?’ We call her B…She says, ‘Well, I’m not happy with the way it has turned out. I need someone who can ride [a horse] – a female who can ride— but has to look good to model some of the other clothing. I said ‘Well, our granddaughter, she used to be a model and she’s a cowgirl, you know?’ She said…I said, ‘Well, come out to the ranch and we can finish it off. So they did. They showed up with a whole crew.” When asked if he knew he would be in the campaign, Turman replied, ‘No. I wasn’t supposed to…I thought I was just going to stand around and help shovel up the horse crap. That’s what I was there for, you know? But Tina Lawson, she said, ‘Glynn why don’t you try on this jumpsuit?’ So I said ‘try on a jumpsuit?’” He continued, “The next thing I know, I’m the pin-up boy for Beyoncé…at 76 years old.”
Samara Joy on being authentic and the honor of winning the Grammy for best new artist as a Jazz vocalist for the first time since 2011:
Tamron mentioned that in Samara’s 2023 Grammy Awards acceptance speech, she had said that being authentic got her to that point in her career. Samara explained, “It was very important for me to say that because I mean, so many things were running through my mind but the most prominent thing was you know, I didn’t, there’s a lot of pressure when you look at the music industry and when you look at the industry in general from the outside in, it’s like okay, ‘I have to be this….I have to change..I have to kind of morph into some sort of persona in order to get people to notice me or anything.’ It’s not always because of talent or passion or anything. Sometimes it’s not enough. And so, for me to get to that point, you know, and it’s not just me, it’s from the support of my family and people who listen and people who love what I do and support me because of me, you know, I presented that to the world through social media, through live performance, and people embraced that and encouraged me to keep doing what I’m doing so I felt the need to make that clear.”
Below, please find highlights for the remainder of the week. The lineup is subject to change.
4125: Tuesday, March 28: Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter turned author AMERIE joins Tamron to discuss her children’s book “You Will Do Great Things.” Plus, the creators and brains behind The Tetris Company, HENK ROGERS & ALEXEY PAJITNOV share details about the upcoming film based on their real-life story, “Tetris.”
4126: Wednesday, March 29: There’s Truth in Jokes: Actor and comedian JAY PHAROAH, takes his impressions to the next level in the new film, “Spinning Gold.” Then, KIM FIELDS is back to chat about the new season of the hit comedy, “The Upshaws.” Comedian and actress, JUDY GOLD and director, BD WONG discuss their new play, “Yes, I Can Say That!”
4127: Thursday, March 30: Tamron has the Daytime exclusive interview with the most talked about influencer today, BLAC CHYNA opens up about her decision to take fans on her life-changing spiritual journey to remove her plastic and cosmetic surgery and return to her birth name, Angela. Plus, actor, MAURICE BENARD on celebrating the 60th anniversary of “General Hospital” and the 30th anniversary of his character “Sonny.” He will also discuss his podcast, “Maurice Benard: State of Mind.”
4128: Friday, March 31: Tamron’s Tasting Table: Spring Holiday Edition: Kicking off with, KRISTEN KISH serving up some of her seasonal vegetable favorites and chats about her new series, “Restaurants At The End Of The World.” Chef DANIEL THOMAS shares a brunch for Easter or Passover. And international Chef FARIYAL ABDULLAHI whips up her yogurt compote creation to celebrate Ramadan with the Tam Fam!
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