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Bresha Webb takes on hilarious role in new sitcom, ‘Truth Be Told’

Photo credit: Nikko LaMere
Photo credit: Nikko LaMere

For one season, Bresha Webb has had a ball staring on the new NBC sitcom “Truth Be Told.” She first gained fame playing the essentric oddball Imunique on the TV One series “Love That Girl,” but she’s still able to flex her comedic chops on her new project, albeit with a more toned down character. But just because her newest role isn’t as in-your-face as Imunique, doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of laughs.

The 28-year-old actress’s new show has a premise that’s designed to not only be a riot, but be relatable with audiences. It focuses on Mitch, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar of “Saved By the Bell” fame. His wife and their two best friends, who happen to be newlyweds, find themselves in the most awkward situations, but instead of using lies to escape, he uses the truth, which typically results in chaos for he and his buddies.

Webb is Angie, a strong-minded Christian and wife to Russell (played by Tone Bell). Though she enjoys her role in “Truth Be Told,” Webb told rolling out that the very best part of being Angie is the fact that she gets to work with her co-stars, whom she considers really close friends. Find out what else she told us.

In “Truth Be Told,” you play Angie, the wife of Tone Bell’s character. Can you tell us a little about your character?
Angie is a pediatrician who’s married to Russell. They’re discovering more things about each other throughout the season with the help of Mitch and Tracy — [they’re] like Russell and Angie’s marriage counselors in a way because they’ve been married for six years and they have a kid, so they have more experience. Angie is strong-minded [and] opinionated. She also comes from a very Christian background. She’s a lot like myself.

What is the purpose behind the title of the show?
Mitch always has to tell the truth. He always sees every side of the coin. We had this one episode where [Angie and Russell] feel like they’ve been discriminated against, and he stands up for us; he can’t wait. He’s like, ‘I’ve been practicing this for so long.’ He’s so quick to defend anyone. He has to tell the truth, and it actually is hilarious, because we’re trying to get him to stop.

'Truth Be Told' cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Vanessa Lachey, Bresha Webb and Tone Bell (Photo by NBC/Joseph Cultice/NBC - © 2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC)
‘Truth Be Told’ cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Vanessa Lachey, Bresha Webb and Tone Bell (Photo by NBC/Joseph Cultice/NBC – © 2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC)

What about your new role in “Truth Be Told” differs from your roles in previous projects?
Angie is a lot different from other characters that I have played. When I played Imunique on “Love That Girl,” that was on the other side of comedy — loud and out there. Angie is more real and situational comedy. I like doing roles that stretch me. It’s different in comedy from me playing Imunique, but Angie is a lot like myself and stretches me as an actor.

Aside from your current sitcom, what has been your favorite role to play and why?
Imunique. It was fun, and every scene is like playing dress up, from the wigs to the make-up to the clothes. I also loved working with my ensemble family. I enjoyed working on “Grey’s Anatomy,” too. I was already a fan of the show and I had the opportunity to work with most of the cast.

You’ve worked with a lot of veteran actors, from Tatyana Ali to Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Who have you had the best experience with and taught you the most?
I’d have to say Jamie Foxx. He’s been very much a mentor and friend and we’ve worked together several times. He’s just been such an influence in my career. There’s nothing that man can’t do, and that’s something I would like to reflect in my career.

Catch the season finale of “Truth Be Told” on Friday, Dec. 25 at 8/7c on NBC.

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