Elise best known for Dairy Of A Mad Black Woman plays Gooding Jr.s dedicated mom in the true TV flick, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, premiering Saturday (Feb. 7) on TNT.
In reality, Elise is only about nine months older than her onscreen son, which made for a running joke on the set.
She laughs, I would giggle to myself during takes because it really was pretty hysterical that I was playing his mom. But were actors thats what we do!
Elise plays Sonya Carson, a single mother who inspired her son to study and work hard so he could rise above their inner-city roots and become a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon.
Elise relates because she too is a single mother of two girls, a 10-year-old named Butterfly and an 18-year-old named AjaBleu, who appreciate that Mom mans the ship and keeps it afloat.
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