Tracee Ellis Ross Explains Why She Couldn’t Stand Anthony Anderson Before ‘Black-ish’

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One thing Tracee Ellis Ross has learned during her time working with Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson, is to keep come correct or you’ll get bit.

According to Global Grind, before the two began their journey as the Johnsons on the hit show and hosting ceremonies shows such as the 2015 BET Awards, the actress confessed during the fourth annual Paleyfest on Sunday she didn’t always like Anderson. “I hated him,” Ross said. “I hated him and I had a justified reason.” While the two have known each other close to 15 years, their professional relationship wasn’t cemented until she got the role for Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the critically acclaimed show.

“I will describe Anthony this way,” she said. “Anthony has a heart of gold but it’s covered in shards of glass. No, I’m serious. If you come at him you will get cut. And if you’re somebody who thinks they can say, ‘Well, I didn’t like that you did that…’ You’ll only get cut more.”

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Her comments were all in good fun as she praised him in the end.

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The Black-ish cast, including Yari Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, Jeff Meacham and Jenifer Lewis also shared details behind their biggest episodes of the second season and what to expect from the Johnson family in the future. Yes Black-ish, along with some of your other favorite TGIT shows, were picked for early renewals by ABC this month.

Created by Kenya Barris, the show has tackled everything from racism, gun control to a powerful episode surrounding police brutality. Now that Ross and Anderson have put their creative differences aside, we’re sure there will be more plots to obsess over.