Tamera Mowry-Housley Says More Shows of Color Need to Be Rebooted

  • Tamera Mowry-Housley wants more shows with Black casts and storylines rebooted.
  • For “Sister, Sister,” Mowry-Housley told Insider there’s only one way her show would return.
  • “My sister and I need to be involved creatively,” she said, referencing her twin and costar, Tia Mowry-Hardrict.

Fans are constantly begging Tamera Mowry-Housley for a reboot of Sister, Sister. Still, the actress is very clear that there’s only one way it’s going to happen. 

“​​Honestly, I feel like if they ever do it, my sister and I need to be involved creatively,” Mowry-Housley told Insider of the series in which she starred with her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict.

On “Sister, Sister,” the two played sisters separated at birth, who bump into each other at the mall. The 1994 WB series, which also starred Jackée Harry and Tim Reid as their adoptive parents, ran for six seasons before going off the air in 1999.

“We are very hands-on with our audience and we know what they want. I feel like we have to make sure that … is heard,” she declared, adding that she has a vision for where her character is now in her life as an adult.

“I can speak for Tamera Campbell,” Mowry-Housley continued of her character. “She is living her best life and doing it in a very unconventional way because that’s who Tamera Campbell was — the way she dressed, the way she was boy crazy, the way she was in school. She walked to the beat of her own drum. So I know wherever she is, she is living her best life.”

Although Mowry-Housley doesn’t see a reboot happening right now, she’s desperate to see reboots featuring Black casts and stories just like many fans.

“The shows that we grew up watching — shows of color — I need to see more reboots. I need to see more of those,” she said. “I don’t feel like those are happening.”

Now, Mowry-Housley is set to judge bakers in Hulu’s new competition series, ‘Baker’s Dozen.”

 

While Mowry-Housley waits for the perfect partners to bring the highly-anticipated “Sister, Sister” reboot to life, she’s been keeping busy. It’s why the actress, producer, and host was tapped to judge

Hulu
‘s upcoming food competition series “Baker’s Dozen.”

On the series, which premieres October 7, amateur bakers go head-to-head with professionals to see who can win best in the kitchen. 

It’s a dream job for Mowry-Housley who used to “always bake” when she lived with her sister.

“Ever since then, I’ve wanted to host a baking show, so when this came around, I said, yes, without any hesitation,” she added. “I get to judge and eat like dessert all day.”

Speaking of sweet treats, Mowry-Housley, a mother of two, recently partnered with Popsicle on the Powered By Imagination contest where families can submit unique flavor suggestions, original designs for the brand’s boxes, and jokes for the dessert’s wooden sticks for the chance to determine the company’s newest “product innovation.” 

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The skills emphasized in the contest are something Mowry-Housley tries to promote within her family.

“As a mom and as an actress I believe in the importance of just imaginative play … coming out of organic, pure thought, curiosity, creativity,” she said, adding that she encourages her children with husband, former journalist Adam Housley,  “to keep participating in that because it helps with their curiosity or self-expression, which then helps with their confidence.”

It’s why Mowry-Housley herself continually tries to keep learning.

“I am constantly thinking about that,” she added. “People who think they know everything usually get stuck. I am constantly learning.” 

Hulu’s “Baker’s Dozen” premieres on October 7.

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