Taye Diggs dishes on ‘All American’ and new children’s book

The actor and author opens up about the third season of his hit series and his upcoming book, “My Friend.”
3:07 | 02/03/21

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Transcript for Taye Diggs dishes on ‘All American’ and new children’s book
No matter how difficult things may get, I know for a fact that Jordan will not fold and give up. Unlike you. Who shuttled mom off to the nursing home the minute she got too sick. Don't you dare speak on something you know nothing about. I advise you do the same. Pop. Oh, you look at that staredown and you know that is a sign of disrespect, you don't talk to somebody like that. A sneak peek of what's to come on the next episode of the hit series, "All American." If you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, you will be there soon. You have some catching up to do but definitely we'll be seeing a lot of our next guest, familiar face, Broadway, film and television. We're all huge fans here and you know him from shows like "Murder in the first" and the film "Best man" and we're honored to be joined by actor taye Diggs. Thanks for joining us. And we're so curious in talking to a lot of entertainers these days how the pandemic has changed maybe the work you do, but kind of the messaging. What is the messaging? How do you think now, what we see in the show, kind of plays into kind of what's all been on our minds the past year? Well, yes, the Chevron is the writers made a choice to kind of ignore at least in this fictional world, the pandemic, but definitely highlight black lives matter. So this season, you're going to see a lot of that, being highlighted. And something I'm very proud of is the fact that our show takes whatever we're going through socially, and makes sure that we kind of lean into that, so that people get a realistic kind of approach to this program, and kind of apply it to life. I have an 11-year-old son and something I'm very thankful for is the fact that I can discuss these issues with my son, and while I watch it with him. So it's been, this show has been a blessing, in more ways than un. You mentioned you're a father. You have an 11-year-old son. Messaging is important to you. And it is no surprise that you have another children's book out. This is your fourth, in the series, it's called "My friend" and it brings together the characters from your three previous books. Tell us about it. Thank you so much for bringing it up. I've written a couple of other childrens books. The first one was a character, and the second one is "mix me" and both of these characters are dealing with self-love and self-esteem. And in this book we're taking those two characters and kind of walking the audience through a path of friendship, and how important it is for us to kind of have each other's backs. The series is "All American," the book is "My friend" and taye, I think so many of us are fans for so long, we don't realize how long, and we have been following you and seeing you for so long. You continue to do your thing, so it is an absolutely pleasure to be here with us and don't be a stranger, all right? Thank you all. Thank you all very much. Take care of yourself. Be safe. Thank you, you too.

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