Michael Ealy Joins “Being Mary Jane”
According to the network’s description,
Ealy will play Justin Talbot, the new producer of Great Day USA who unfortunately for Mary Jane, also is the man who previously got her fired from CNN. Upon arriving at Great Day USA, he remains a thorn in Mary Jane’s side, and she must learn to cleverly circumvent his power plays.
Ealy says of taking the new role,
I had turned down several network offers, as I really was not interested in doing another show at the time, but because Gabrielle is a friend, I told her that I’d seriously think about and talk with my team. At the end of the day, I felt like we all have a social responsibility to help elevate material with people of color in any way that we can, and if there was an opportunity for me to help my friend and the cultural perceptions of our work, then I would do my part.
Being Mary Jane is a drama TV series created by Mara Brock Akil that debuted January 7, 2014, on BET. The series follows professional and personal life of successful TV news anchor Máry Jane Paul who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ealy’s latest credits include The Good Wife, action movie Takers, USA Network’s original series Common Law, Think Like a Man and its 2014 sequel, Think Like a Man Too, inspirational film Unconditional, About Last Night, Fox TV series Almost Human, TV series The Following, and ABC’s Secrets and Lies.