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Lawrence Robinson: Hollywood's Latest Rising Act

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Aug. 31 2022, Published 4:33 p.m. ET

Actor Lawrence Robinson sits down with Bleu to discuss his latest role on Tales BET, being a Black man in Hollywood, and more

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Bleu: How did you get your start in the TV/Film industry?

Lawrence Robinson: I got started in New York in 2012. The first acting class I attended was TSAW ( Tasha Smith Acting Workshop.) After, I got an agent and started pursuing.

One of your biggest jobs was "Brotherly Love." Tell us about your experience being on set.

Lawrence Robinson: I truly enjoyed working on 'Brotherly Love,' it was my first feature film, and I got to work with people like Keke Palmer, who I've watched on tv forever and have great respect for her talent. I learned a lot being on set.

Bleu: What has been a big struggle for you or other people may face in the TV/Film industry, being a man of color?

Lawrence Robinson: Having to always be strong in any and every situation. As a black man, being vulnerable is sometimes looked upon as weak.

Bleu: Your upcoming role on the hit show "Tales" on BET will be airing in August. Tell us more about what we can expect for this season and your role.

Lawrence Robinson: Well, I play a character named "RayFul Edwin" in the "Act Up" episode song by the City Girls. I play a kingpin that seems honorable, although his profession may not seem such. His crew is involved with sex trafficking women and is totally against it. Although he has good qualities, he's not a good guy 100%. That's all I can say. This season is going to be fire!

Bleu: What's next for Lawrence Robinson?

Lawrence Robinson: I have another series coming called "Heaux Phase "on the For Us By Us Network. I play a character named "Burt Robert" who gets an underage girl pregnant and lies about her age. That show is pretty crazy. It has a good life lesson overall. I think the show is going to do great. I also have a few feature films coming very soon.

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