EXCLUSIVE: “Claws” Stars Karrueche Tran & Jenn Lyon On Their Dream Roles & What They’ve Learned From The Show
NAACP Image Award-winning series, “Claws” is a TNT favorite that the stars have sunk their fabulously decorated nails into! In an interview with our correspondent Mercedes, actresses Karrueche Tran and Jenn Lyon (who play Virginia Loc and Jennifer Husser) recently revealed what they’ve learned from being on the show, their secret industry hopes and dreams, and the crimes they’d commit if they wouldn’t get caught!
The ladies explain that their “Claws” characters show the world that being a criminal doesn’t make you a bad person. Here are the crimes Karreuche and Jenn would commit if they knew they wouldn’t get caught:
“Jenn Lyon: If you look at the criminal justice system, there’s many good people that are locked up. People are complicated, and you make decisions that are right for you in the moment to survive. And it doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, you just made a call that wasn’t legal.
Karrueche Tran: Robbing a bank! Gimme the money!
Jenn: I was gonna say some sort of espionage with some James Bond sh*t- like a mustache!
Karrueche: And get a little boy wig!”
Karreuche hilariously dished that her dream role would beat the brakes off of Jenn’s!
“Karreuche: I want all the roles! I’m a fairly new actress, and I haven’t been able to fully exercise my artistry completely as far as different genres and different types of roles. And I’m open to anything! I don’t eye-catch and say, ‘Oh, I wanna do just dramas or comedy!” I might do drama, and I might suck! Or I might do comedy and I think I suck, but I might do really well. You just never know, and I think that’s so much of my life, like just try it! If it doesn’t work out, it’s ok! There’s nothing wrong with that. And if it does, hell yeah! Continue to work towards it, and just grow from there…one of my goals is a superhero! I wanna be kickin’ some a**! It’s between superhero and ‘Colombiana’ or ‘Tomb Raider.’
Jenn: I’m greedy! I’m greedy to play more than one thing. I do love comedy. I just auditioned for ‘Sesame Street,’ and Cookie Monster, if you’re watching – I really wanna be on it! I’d also really love to play an icy, fast-talking lawyer next.”
What they’ve learned from starring in “Claws:”
“Karrueche: I’ve learned so much from my fellow amazing actresses and actors. Again, for me, being a fairly new actress – to be alongside Jenn, Niecy, Carrie, Judy – even Harold Perrineau, who’s my TV boyfriend – whoa! I work so closely with them, and I weirdly observe them on set. From season one, I’ve always thought, ‘They’re amazing! How are they doing this?’ I just watch and take mental notes.
Jenn: It’s like a masterclass in acting with these people. I also learn from the crew. I’ve learned the endurance and dedication it takes to film a show. The crew is there before you and after you!”
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“Karreuche: I really would like to perfect my craft as an actor first. What is on my bucket list or one of my goals- I wanna direct a music video.
Jenn: And she’d be so good at it! Her visual stylings are so weird, and avante garde- but on trend. Like, she would be so dope at that.
Karreuche: Ever since I was young, I would hear a song, and visually see something. One day it’ll happen!”
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Written by Miata Shanay