Yes, Lance Gross was a student of mine for many years and Tyler actually found him in my class. One of my cast members Kiki Haynes, who was a student of mine for about four or five years, is now one of my co-stars on For Better or Worse, which I’m very excited about. I work with all kinds of actors across the board. And I’m all about trying to create opportunities for actors. Creating my acting school TSAW was [my way] of empowering people to pursue their purpose in the arts, but also being able to find talent across America that I could share with people like Tyler Perry. I just like creating opportunities for people and that’s what I do in my workshops and acting classes.
What’s next for Tasha Smith? Any new projects you’re working on?
I have a fragrance that I’m launching with my husband called “Us”. It’s something thatmy husband Keith Douglas and I created together. I was constantly complaining about not being able to find a fragrance I could call my own. So my husband said “Let’s create one,” and that’s how we came up with our scent. It’s a scent that is fresh and just delicious. It is unisex for men & women, and it’s organic with all natural essential oils. I’m very very excited. It’s all about “Us” girl!
For more of Tasha Smith, tune in to TBS on Friday, November 25th 10PM EST for the first episode of For Better or Worse. Check below for a sneak peek of the premiere: