Actress Meagan Good made her primetime debut on NBC’s Deception last night. She stars alongside Hollywood heart-throb Laz Alonso as Joanna Locasto, a San Francisco narcotics detective who goes undercover inside her wealthy childhood home to solve her friend’s murder.
Good has now joined Scandal star Kerry Washington as the only African-American women to score primetime roles on a leading network. The two shows have received much comparison, but Good set the record straight in a recent interview, saying Deception and Scandal are nothing alike..
“Deception gets more scandalous, but it’s not like Scandal,” she said.
“I think this is really different, in the sense that it has all these elements from great shows that people love,” she added, “but it’s really its own thing because of the love triangle, the family drama, the murder mystery, and because this girl is living a double life,”
Despite the naysayers, Good says there’s nothing but love between her and Washington. In fact, the two actresses have been sharing supportive tweets.
“I’m sooooo happy for @MeaganGood and EXCITED for her new show #Deception – LOVE the billboards! Congrats Beautiful :) XO,” Washignton tweeted to her nearly 400,000 followers.
Good responded, “@kerrywashington Wow…. Thank you so much … God is good .. That means a lot to me :) Godbless you and your show is awesome!!!”
She continued, “I’m blown away @ the grace of God. Freaking @kerrywashington tweeted me her support/love -I so respect & admire her. Just means a lot #humbled.”
It looks like Hollywood is looking brighter for black actresses. Congrats to Meagan and Kerry!