Tyler Perry’s Sistas stands as one of the anticipated collection on Wednesday nights and that is largely as a result of forged’s seamless chemistry.
Right here, we’re shining a lightweight on actress Mignon Von who performs the free spirit of the group: Danni.
Whereas talking with Von, we discovered concerning the unforgettable — and hilarious — second she discovered she booked the half, how her religion immediately lends to her goal as an artist, and why she claims to have a “bastardized southern voice.”
Be taught extra about Mignon Von, beneath:
How did you discover out you booked the function of Danni in Sistas?
I discovered from Tyler’s in-house casting director and the cellphone name was like 62 seconds [long]. I used to be at my mother’s home in my underwear consuming Costco pizza… I used to be so uncomfortable, as a result of I hadn’t gotten a cellphone name but, so I used to be like, “I don’t know if I’ve it!”
Some are calling the present the millennial equal to Girlfriends. How do you are taking this comparability and the way does it really feel to carry that voice for Black girls?
To be trustworthy with you, to be in comparison with Girlfriends, it’s past an honor, it’s past surreal. I simply take into consideration being a lady and watching Girlfriends and the way a lot I seemed as much as them, and the way a lot I liked them and the way a lot I recognized with the goofy a part of Joan, the free a part of Lynn, the outspoken a part of Mya, [but] not likely figuring out with Toni in any respect [laughs]. However simply watching that after which for individuals to get a present the best way I acquired it after which to undergo my journey the best way I did after which to get it the identical approach, I’m truthfully humbled by it, and I view it as a accountability, as a result of I understand how essential it’s for Black girls, however simply the teenage women who shouldn’t be watching our present… It’s a accountability, and truthfully I’m humbled by it, and I’m grateful for it.
Danni is the free spirit of the group who clearly has no filter. She offers the comedic reduction within the tensest of instances. Why do you assume this explicit character kind is required in any pal group?
As a result of life isn’t all drama and life isn’t all comedy. You want somebody who can let the air out the balloon to launch a few of that stress.
It’s not nice for Danni to all the time be the one within the place to talk the uncomfortable truths. Perhaps it’s not the reality, however it’s her fact. But it surely’s essential to have that, as a result of as a stability, you will have individuals like Sabrina and Andi — Andi particularly — who’s carrying round a secret, [and] she doesn’t really feel like she will be able to vocalize it [to the group]. So, in a common sense, with the ability to present stability to the extremes… Danni simply says, “F all of it. If I’m going to have backlash both approach, I’d as nicely be true to myself within the course of.”
Of every of the characters, that are you most like in actual life and why?
To be trustworthy, in actual life, I’m extra like Sabrina [laughs]. I’m loads like Danni on the core. As I’ve gone by my journey, I’m extra like Sabrina within the sense of wanting stability and wanting homeostasis. Danni doesn’t care as a lot concerning the stability as a result of, for her, the world is a chaotic place, and so it’s both be swept up with the whirlwind and simply settle for it or simply kick and scream towards it, the place I, myself, attempt to form of settle.
What are three issues everybody ought to find out about Mignon Von, on the core?
I’m additionally a author and director and so they can search for content material from me sooner or later.
I’m from in all places — I form of have a bastardized southern voice. I’m actually from DC, however I lived it Georgia, however I’ve lived in LA for endlessly, so I’m loads like Danni in that I’m a free spirit.
I’m a really religious Christian and my goal right here as a storyteller is to convey hope and love and light-weight and so Danni is wild and loopy — she’s loads totally different from me in the best way she expresses herself, however Danni and I align with our good intentions.
What does “sistahood” imply to you?
“Sistahood” means a protected house which you can depend on and, rain or shine, you will have a protected house to go to and cry, giggle, rejoice and be human, be weak and discover energy, but in addition to search out energy on this planet to maintain pushing ahead towards every thing exterior of the sister circle. It’s only a very sacred place.
Tyler Perry’s Sistas airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET on BET.