LisaRaye McCoy is finally settling back into Hollywood life after a tumultuous and highly-publicized divorce from her ex-husband, Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick.
The 42-year-old actress is garnering a lot of attention for her new TV One reality series, 'LisaRaye: The Real McCoy,' a show she confessed she was apprehensive about doing.
"When you're in the midst of filming the show, it's a little over whelming," she confessed to BV Buzz. "It's a little invasive and camera people everywhere and you're like, 'What did I commit to?' But the TV One people have been so excellent. They have been so on it with the marketing and so excited about the show. Their excitement made me go, 'Well wait a minute. If they believe in it then girl you are 100.' It helped me say this was the right decision, this was the right move, it was a business move and I'm excited."
Both on 'LisaRaye: The Real McCoy' and in her day-to-day life, 'The Player's Club' actress typically wears all white clothing. McCoy admits she's heard some crazy theories about her color of choice.
"It's not a method to the madness," she laughed. "It's not because it's religion. It's because one day on the weekend I went out of town and realized I had all white outfits and they looked so crisp and clean. I said can I do this for a week, a month, a year? It's been eight or nine years now. I feel like an angel."
While the former 'All of Us' star is enjoying life on reality television, she also just landed a role in an upcoming Queen Latifah-produced movie.
"I just got the part. I'm very proud of it and it's almost like 'Sex in the City.' It's about three or four young ladies embarking on a friendship with career and love. It's a strong role for me and I can't wait to start filming. They don't have a working title for it so that means you have to come back and talk to me again."
The former First Lady has not had a chance to visit Turks and Caicos in recent months. Though her marriage from the country's former premier is done, she declares she hasn't abandoned the island she once called home.
"I haven't been back to Turks in about seven or eight months maybe. I think I'm gonna go next month. I still have a big presence there. It's not until I do an interview that allows me to know just how much I have done for Turks and Caicos. I forget sometimes because when you're in the thick of it you don't realize. I've brought the carnival that the island saw for Christmas and that was the first carnival that they had ever seen. I was just so in awe because the kids had never seen a Ferris wheel before. They never saw a slide and I was just like, 'Oh my God. I brought this to them.' There's a movie cinema that I built over there called the LRaye Cinema and I have a building named after me. I started the film festival. I helped with the music festival. I've done some things that have definitely made me proud. When they had the Hurricane Ike devastation over there I actually did a fundraiser here in LA with partners of FedEx and they helped me bring canned goods and stuffed animals and toys to the kids. Michael Misick introduced me to a life and a country that I made my home and I will never forget that. I love Turks and Caicos. Turks and Caicos is a second home to me and I will always be there to help them."
'LisaRaye: The Real McCoy' airs on Thursdays at 9pm EST on TV One.
Its premiere last week was the highest-rated and most-viewed original program in TV One history.
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