“Love Is___” is a new scripted relationship drama on OWN, based on the true love story of Hollywood power couple Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. Set in Black Hollywood, Los Angeles, circa the ’90s, “Love Is___” follows Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett), a young couple chasing their dreams and following their hearts.

Rolling out sat down with some of the cast from the show including, Mara Brock Akil, Michelle Weaver (Mara Brock Akil’s character) Will Catlett (Salim Akil’s character) and Kadeem Hardison, during the American Black Film Festival (#ABFF) to learn more about the show and how love played a part in their personal lives from childhood. Check it out.


“Love Is___” airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on the OWN network, after “The Have and the Have Nots.”

Cast of OWN series ‘Love Is’ on new drama and childhood memories

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