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(NEW YORK) — Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union co-star on the new drama series, L.A.’s Finest, premiering tonight on Spectrum Originals.
The show is a Union’s character Syd from the Bad Boys film franchise. Union said the idea came up when she was imagining where some of her movie characters are today.
“In Bring it On, Isis, is she in physical therapy for lower back pain?” Union said on Monday’s Good Morning America.
“‘Did Mike Lowrey and Syd get married?” she said, referencing her character’s relationship with the cop played by Will Smith in Bad Boys 2. “Are they in couples counseling? Did she get fired from the DEA? And we took that idea to [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer and [said] ‘Let’s find out what happened to Syd.'”
Union and Alba are executive producers on the show, and Alba credits Union for helping make the set mom-friendly.
“I have a baby and my kids come with me to work at my office at [my company], the Honest Company,” Alba said. “I created an environment where my kids are a part of my life and my workday.”
So when Alba told Union that she probably “wouldn’t want her” in the show because of her parenting duties, Union said, “We’ll make it happen.”
“And so we have a set that’s family friendly and it’s awesome,” Alba said.
Both actresses relish the fact that L.A.’s Finest give them the opportunity to play strong women who are partners and not rivals.
Alba added, “It’s important for people out there to see two women kicking butt, taking names, but doing it together and really partnering up and not being competitive.”
L.A.’s Finest, also starring Ernie Hudson, Zack Gilford, Duane Martin, Ben Baines and Ryan McPartlin, premieres tonight.
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