Raven Goodwin Chats About the Season 4 Premiere of ‘Being Mary Jane’

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Raven Goodwin is pumped about the premiere of the fourth season of Being Mary Jane.

This season, Kara (Lisa Vidal) helps Mary Jane (Gabrielle Union) land a gig as correspondent on “Great Day USA,” a national morning news show in New York City and makes the move to achieve her lifetime career goal of becoming a national lead anchor.  At “Great Day” Mary Jane meets her idol, veteran lead anchor Ronda Sales (Valarie Pettiford), and realizes that working closely with your heroes isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Things are further complicated when her old nemesis, Justin Talbot, appears as a new producer. 

Along with the new job and city, Mary Jane (Union) resolves to start fresh in every way possible, including her love life. She quickly falls for Lee Truitt, successful stand up comedian from the UK who tests MJ’s preconceived notions about what (or who) she needs in her life. 

Back in Atlanta, the Patterson’s deal with the fallout from Niecy’s run in with the police.  With Mary Jane in New York, they grow closer as they realize their new roles within the family and do what they can to step up to the plate for one another.

While battling a cold, Goodwin was able to muster up the voice to chat with us about her upcoming season and parting ways with Disney Channel. Check out the full Q&A below and make sure to catch new episodes of Being Mary Jane every Tuesday at 9PM ET/PT on BET.

Celeb Secrets: When season three left off your character had a run in with police what was that like?

Raven Goodwin: “Now, Niecy is going to be dealing with the aftermath of a police run-in and being in the public eye. She’s going to have to learn how to deal with being a target and is just ‘dealing with a lot.'”

Celeb Secrets: Going from Disney to getting shot by police? What did you do to prepare for this role?

Raven Goodwin: “It was a good transition. It was two different roles. At one point I was working on Good Luck Charlie and Being Mary Jane at the same time, so the transition was easy.”

Celeb Secrets: What can we expect from Niecy during this season?

Raven Goodwin: “I think she’s just learning that her actions have consequences and stepping up to being a mother. Niecy is just trying to focus more on being a mother and do her best.”

Celeb Secrets: You’ve  have a couple Disney guest starts like Kyle Massey? What’s it like to bring Disney back on set?

Raven Goodwin: “Me and Kyle are cool and I’ve know him for years. It was cool to have him on the show and see him in a different light.”

Celeb Secrets: How do you think Disney helped shape you as an actress and prepare you for the role in Being Mary Jane?

Raven Goodwin: “I mean, I think all roles shape you in a way. You just go in and have fun.”

Celeb Secrets: What kind of roles would you like to see yourself tackle in next couple of years?

Raven Goodwin: “I made a cameo appearance in a film called Snatch with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn that I’m really excited about.”

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