Interview: Davetta Sherwood Talks New Series ‘The Hustle,’ Being A MILF And More

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By: / June 19, 2013

The grind never stops for Davetta Sherwood, who juggles producing, acting and rapping, so it comes as no surprise that the New York transplant is starring in Fuse’s first scripted series The Hustle as Cecile, a sassy wardrobe stylist and single mother. The laid-back go-getter chatted with VIBE to discuss her first acting gig, production company and more. —Ashley M. Travers

Her first acting role:
My first starring role ever was on the show Platinum, a UPN show. I shot the pilot, and I was one of the only two cast members they kept when the show picked up. It was an hour-long series and my first experience really [seeing] my face on the side of a bus or a billboard. I was hype.

On her character in The Hustle:
Now I’m doing this show called The Hustle, which is about the music business. The show, written by Prentice Penny, is about two guys trying to get a record deal by way of their aspiring A&R friend/ home girl from the hood, Yaya. She’s determined to get them a deal. They have a trusty sidekick, Rashad played by Clinton Lowe, who is a really funny dude. He’s from the Bronx in real life and the guy that sort of keeps it all together. I play Kutta’s (one of the rappers) baby mom. I kind of helped him get on. I start dating somebody on the show and trying to pursue my career as a celebrity stylist.

On her personal aspirations:
I have my own production company. I love producing. I love being behind the camera and directing with my company. We’re producing television now and a stage play. That’s the biggest thing I’m doing. I also have Boiling Pot, a movie that I’m extremely proud of. In the end, I want to be directing and doing my own television shows. That’s a dream to me. A bigger dream is having a family. I want to be a soccer mom, a MILF and have family trips.

On her music:
My mother says she thinks I like music more. I rap and have have a new song called “I Feel Like.” I just performed At Gay Pride Festival in Los Angeles in front of hundreds of people. That was phenomenal. That was my second time doing a big show. I was signing boobs and dollar bills for people.

On her motivation:
I want people to be like, “I remember her when she did that interview with VIBE. She was so dope.” That’s what motivates me.