Lala Anthony on Coronavirus Lockdown, Her New Facebook Show and Those Wild IG Live Sessions [Video]

Lala’s new show is called — ironically enough, since it’s what we are all waiting to do right now — “Reclaim Your Life”.

We’re ALL going to need a physical and emotional make-over when this is over — but for now you can watch a brand new show about exactly that.

Lala Anthony’s Reclaim Your Life launched this week exclusively on Facebook Watch, production of which — like everything else on the planet — ground to a halt amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The actress visited TooFab (remotely via Zoom, of course) to chat about her new show, and how it — and more importantly her family — has been affected by the pandemic.

“I’m just trying to stay sane in the middle of such uncertain times,” she smiled. “People always ask ‘how are you getting through the quarantine?’ If I go day by day that works for me.”

“If I start thinking too far in advance I just get stressed out and anxious… I try not to think about ‘when is this going to be over?’; ‘when are we gonna be back outside?'”

The “Power” star is also mindful of trying to take the positives from a horrible situation.

“It also makes you not take things for granted anymore,” she continued. “If you were working all the time, or outside all the time, and were like ‘oh I just wish I could have a break! or ‘I just wish I could slow down a little!’… and now the whole world is being forced to slow down, and all we want is to get back outside.”

“It just gives you an appreciation for things that maybe you didn’t pay attention to before. I think when we do come out of this everyone is going to come out a different person, and with a different appreciation for taking care of each other, and taking care of the world.”

Lala’s own charity for example has been working to give out free meals to hospitals in the tri-state area, including her home town of New York.

“I’m just trying to stay sane in the middle of such uncertain times,” she smiled. “People always ask ‘how are you getting through the quarantine?’ If I go day by day that works for me.”

“If I start thinking too far in advance I just get stressed out and anxious… I try not to think about ‘when is this going to be over?’; ‘when are we gonna be back outside?'”

The “Power” star is also mindful of trying to take the positives from a horrible situation.

“It also makes you not take things for granted anymore,” she continued. “If you were working all the time, or outside all the time, and were like ‘oh I just wish I could have a break! or ‘I just wish I could slow down a little!’… and now the whole world is being forced to slow down, and all we want is to get back outside.”

“It just gives you an appreciation for things that maybe you didn’t pay attention to before. I think when we do come out of this everyone is going to come out a different person, and with a different appreciation for taking care of each other, and taking care of the world.”

Lala’s own charity for example has been working to give out free meals to hospitals in the tri-state area, including her home town of New York.

It is called — ironically enough, since it’s what we are all waiting to do right now — “Reclaim Your Life”.

“We’re taking women who kind of feel like they are struck in life right now,” she said. “Whether their self-esteem has been knocked down, their confidence, from careers, relationships, families, heartbreak — things that we all can relate to.”

“They get an internal makeover first, then the icing on the cake is get a makeover from my glam team.”

As viewers will see from ep 1, there’s a lot of emotion on show.

Or as Lala summarizes: “It’s okay to look the part — but you gotta feel the part.”

And while the show is initially embracing the ladies, she vowed to possibly open it up to the guys once the dust settles and the show restarts.

In the first episode, Lala’s pal Karrueche Tran also stars; the 90210 star has an extensive Rolodex she intends flicking through to draft some of her superstar friends in every future installment.

The dazzle of her celeb circle was evident this week when she hosted an IG Live party to celebrate the launch of the show — and the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, 50 Cent, Kelly Rowland, and Charlamagne Tha God all dropped by.

The session turned into an impromptu game of “Would You Rather?”, and some pretty deep insights were shared.

50 Cent, for example, claimed he would rather go a month without social media than sex (of which Lala is still skeptical); Megan said she didn’t have to choose because she was having a month without sex under quarantine anyway.

As for Lala’s other shows: she stars in the new season of “The Chi”, which has been pushed back for release on Showtime until June 21, while 90210 she hopes — like the rest of us — that it will return one day after the Age of Rona has passed.

[via TooFab]

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