“It is so authentic when I watch the show that I texted Katori and said, ‘Did y’all do some B-roll in Memphis, Tennessee? Because this looks like going to grandma’s house, that looks like going to my friend Janine’s house,’” Evans laughed. “It’s just really authentic to the world, so it helped me tap in more and that’s a testament to [Jeffrey Pratt Gordon], our production designer because he made everything so perfect. If you pay attention closely and look at Mercedes’ house, those are really my baby pictures, my mom’s in there, my grandma, every picture they made sure was my friends. All of those things are so detail-oriented that you’re able to do your job perfectly.”

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