BY NY MAGEE
Angela Robinson, star of Tyler Perry’s “The Have and Have Nots” on OWN Network, recently discussed her character to ABC Radio Networks’ Karu F. Daniels, and revealed that her performance as Veronica Harrington upset one fan so much the woman assaulted her.
The drama is set in Savannah, Ga., and follows three families. Robinson’s character is a cunning attorney married to Judge David Harrington, and her convincing portrayal as the villainess makes fans want to go after Robinson in public.
“There are very few characters like Veronica: truth tellers, smart, educated, a little bit cray-cray and also she has an ability as a woman of a certain age to still be sensual,” Robinson told Daniels.
“All of that usually doesn’t come in one package in television or in film today.”
Not in the face
The Jacksonville native and Florida A&M University graduate said she didn’t involve the authorities when a lady approached her one day and smacked her in the back.
“This one lady actually hit me,” she revealed. “[They] usually come and yell at me but this one lady came and slapped me. It was in the back,” she clarified about being hit. “When I said slapped me, somebody thought it was in the face. I would’ve been calling the police.”
Robinson also explained the incident in a 2015 interview: “It wasn’t really violent. It was just really jarring at the time. This lady just came up to me and slapped me in the back and said, ‘You just going to have to do better.’ I was like, ‘With what?’ ‘With your child, and I said, ‘I don’t have any children.’ I think because of the huge success of reality TV people think they’re real people. It’s scripted.”