Bakersfield’s Eye Witness News team interviewed Taye about the Share Breakfast program and talked about his upcoming films Baggage Claim and Best Man 2.
TV Guide.com’s Natalie Abrams spoke with each of the cast of Private Practice as they prepare to say farewell to their series tonight. Here are Taye’s answers … to read the entire interview go here.
After six seasons, 111 episodes, a backdoor pilot and a revolving door of men, Private Practice will go off the air Tuesday at 10/9c on ABC with Addison finally getting her happy ending: She’s getting married to someone she loves — and won’t cheat on. (Sorry, Derek!)
Addison Forbes Montgomery (Kate Walsh) is set to wed Jake Reilly (Benjamin Bratt), and actually will make it down the aisle. There will be no last-minute change-ups, snafus or curveballs as executive producer Shonda Rhimes has liked to throw at Private fans over the years. TVGuide.com was on set for the momentous occasion, where the cast waxed poetic on saying goodbye to the Oceanside Seaside Wellness group we’ve come to know and love over the years. What’s next for Walsh & Co.? Will they cross over to Grey’s Anatomy? And what has it been like saying goodbye? Get the scoop:
What is it like to say goodbye?
Taye Diggs (Sam Bennett): To be honest, I have mixed feelings. I feel like we’ve had a wonderful opportunity, and what we have has been special and different and unique. I feel very blessed to have worked with such an amazing cast. Then story-wise, I feel like we’ve, as sad as it will be for a lot of us to leave, I feel like the show has run its course. Personally, I feel like I have gotten a chance to tell some really great stories and it’s just time for the next chapter. So it feels right to me.
What were your fondest moments on set?
Diggs: It’s when we really get to know each other because we’re all a little older than some of the casts that I am used to working with. So everybody has their family and outside lives, so we wouldn’t necessarily get together as often outside of work, so during those scenes you’d really, over the past five years, we’ve really gotten to know each other.
How do you feel about the end for your character?
Diggs: I love that. I don’t know if there was a last-minute adjustment or if this was something that was in the writers’ heads from a while ago, but it just made sense to me to do.
Also there is a video at Entertainment Weekly of a Series Finale Video Diary that is fun!
Taye was interviewed on Good Morning America yesterday to discuss the ending of Private Practice.
Taye did an interview with Access Hollywood and talks about ending Private Practice and how he wants to do more comedy now that the series is over.
Taye Diggs discusses his sadness over it being the final season of “Private Practice,” but what will he not miss about the show? Plus, what does he want to do next in his career? Also, he talks about his involvement in the new wacky comedy, “Larry Gaye: The Renegade Male Flight Attendant” that Mark Feuerstein is championing to get made.
And another clip of him talking about Idina.
Taye Diggs gushes over his love for wife Idina Menzel and his son Walker. Even though Taye was attracted to Idina from the very beginning (they met while starring in “Rent”), how did she rub him the wrong way at first? Plus, which pop icon is his son Walker really into right now?
Enjoy this interview that Taye did recently at Harvard University with the Harvard EdCast.
When Taye Diggs walked into the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Longfellow Hall, he was likely expecting a fairly typical interview. Promoting his new children’s book, Chocolate Me!, with illustrator and friend Shane Evans, Diggs (nor myself) could really have anticipated what happened next on the season finale of the popular education show, The Harvard EdCast.
Below is a link to the full audio podcast of this special interview, which involves singing, yelling, laughing, joking, rapping and reminiscing. If you are a fan of children’s books and the writing process, you will enjoy the beginning. If you love hearing literary works “performed” by their creators, skip forward to the middle. If you are a fan of experiencing Harvard’s watered-down version of punk’ing Taye Diggs, then the last two minutes is for you.
Enjoy 15-minutes with Taye Diggs and Shane Evans, two of the nicest and most fun men I’ve ever interviewed:
TV Guide did a run down and interview about Taye’s new storyline for Sam on Private Practice in relation to his sister coming back into his life.
Sam’s sister has arrived!
Corrine, played by Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, made a brief appearance in last week’s episode when Sam (Taye Diggs) bailed her out of jail after she robbed a convenience store. First impressions aside, she’s no common criminal, and despite what the promos lead you to believe, she’s not just some drugged out, desperate woman. She’s actually mentally ill.
“She’s bipolar,” Rose tells TVGuide.com. “She doesn’t know she’s bipolar, she’s been misdiagnosed many times. No one actually knows what her deal is. She’s been drugged for so long and on the streets for so long, and also self-medicating to try to feel better, but it turns out that she is bipolar and they’re trying to find a way to treat her.”
Now that Sam has her in his care, he’ll turn to Sheldon (Brian Benben) to try to figure out exactly what’s wrong with her. “She’s a little skeptical of the diagnosis because she’s been diagnosed before and people have been wrong,” she says. “She’s been given medication before and it hasn’t worked, so that’s difficult, particularly for somebody who’s fighting with a mental illness because the moment you start to feel better, you think you’re better.”
Through this process the siblings will finally be able to reconnect. “They were close at one point, and then estranged; that will be revealed more as the episodes progress,” Diggs says. “They’re trying to make up for lost time and reintroduce themselves to each other.”
Because of their new found connection, Sam will be in denial over his sister’s illness. “With the people that are closest to you, you don’t want to look at the truth,” Diggs says. ‘It’s the situation where it can happen to everybody else but you. In this situation, something obviously is going on with his sister and he just doesn’t want to believe it.”
Though Addison (Kate Walsh) and Sam are broken up, she’ll be there to support him through this trying time. “She lives right next door, so she sees first-hand what’s happening and transpiring,” Walsh says. “She’s trying to be his friend and be there for him.”
Private Practice airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.