'Martin' Cast Explains How The Reboot Will Look Without Tommy Ford
By Isha Thorpe
March 1, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, the "Martin" reboot is coming full steam ahead!
In an interview with HipHollywood.com on the red carpet of the African Black Film Festival Honors, two of the iconic show's cast members Carl Payne and Tichina Arnold spoke about the new series. They revealed that they'll be a twist to "Martin" because they want it to be current with all of the things going on in the world today.
“The tea is hot, we are stirring it. You might be sipping it soon,” Payne said. Arnold added, “We are not trying to reinvent the wheel, we aren’t trying to remake anything. What we would like to do is breathe new life into it so it goes with today’s time.”
Since news of this reboot, many longtime "Martin" fans have wondered how the new show would look like without the late Tommy Ford. The actor was only 52 years old when he died in 2016 after being hospitalized for a ruptured aneurysm. So, Arnold explained how the new program will adapt with Ford's passing.
"Martin will not be the same without Tommy,” she said. “Tommy will never be replaced if it does happen. It’s gotta be right, it’s gotta be real, it’s gotta be organic. It’s gotta be where we can enjoy it for another twenty years from now.”
Check out the interview with Carl Payne and Tichina Arnold about the "Martin" reboot and Tommy Ford here.
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