UPTOWN: How did you end up as a cast member on “The New Atlanta”?
Vawn: I heard about it through a friend and once I heard Mona [Scott-Young] was involved – who I’ve known for a while – and found out what the show was about … I was in.
UPTOWN: How do you feel “The New Atlanta” differentiates from the other reality shows in rotation?
Vawn: Well, I think – and not to say that the other shows don’t – but I think we have more about Atlanta, and what we are going through in our careers. Sometimes people on the [other reality] shows have different angles, and we have a different view of what Atlanta is, and how we are going about getting what we want; good, bad, drama, pain, love, family, and everything you can imagine. Most of the people are singles and not in a relationship or marriage and I think it makes it more interesting. Everybody on this show is really going after what they want and that’s what I love about this show.
UPTOWN: What is it that you are going after?
Vawn: I wrote a book that is inspired by my mom and I want to get it out there. It’s therapeutic and I want to show a man trying to be a great father, being honest about who he is, where he is going and his immaturity. These are things I couldn’t do before. Talking with my mother about her relationship with my father inspired me like, “Hey I can do this!” I can talk about it … how to obtain love and understand what love is … how to love myself and be honest about what I am good and not good at.
UPTOWN: Also, in the sneak preview of the show it looked as though you and Africa Miranda made a love connection …
Vawn: Oooooohhhhh … who?! (Laughing) You know there are so many connections on the show that you just have to watch it to see how it pans out and who we love.