The 2016 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards offered presenter Tamera Mowry-Housley a blast from her past Saturday night. The Paramount Studios Theater, where the event was held, is located on the same lot she previously filmed hit 90s sitcom “Sister, Sister.”
Mowry-Housley spent six years on the Paramount Lot with her twin sister, Tia Mowry-Hardrict. She called returning to the location “amazing.”
“I feel peace here,” she told International Business Times reporter Monica Castillo on the red carpet. “I feel at home here.”
The 37-year-old actress, who is now a co-host on talk show “The Real,” reminisced about her first experience on the lot, revealing that she can remember meeting a man named Dan with her sister.
“He’s no longer working for Paramount, but he’s the one who gave us our shot,” Mowry-Housley explained. “If it weren’t for him and ‘Sister, Sister’ I wouldn’t be where I am today. So it’s pretty cool. It definitely feels like home.”
I still remember this day! It was such an exciting time in my life. I was 16. I had no idea this show Sister, Sister would be the amazing vehicle that would catapult me in my purpose today. Thank you to ABC and Paramount for giving these two inexperienced actresses a chance. #tbt this pic is always a little reminder to follow your dreams. Anything can happen.
Of course, a lot has changed since she first began working at Paramount at age 16. Mowry-Housley is now married, a mother of two kids and a co-host on daytime talk show “The Real.” She couldn’t stop gushing about her co-star Loni Love, who had the honor of hosting the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday evening.
“She literally just lives down the street,” Mowry-Housley laughed, revealing that Love is close with her husband, Adam, and even watches her kids for her.
“She comes over for drinks,” she continued. “She helped us decorate the Christmas tree. It’s pretty awesome.”
— Loni Love (@LoniLove) February 21, 2016
And it’s good that the co-hosts are so close, because “The Real” is showing no signs of slowing down. This fall, the talk show was renewed until 2018.
“We’re doing fabulous on ‘The Real,’” Love dished to IBT on the red carpet. “It’s sweeps for us, and we’ve been doing great. We pay tribute to the ‘Golden Girls.’ We’re getting a hot guest. We’re doing a lot of things. It’s called Fanuary. We’re dedicating it to our fans because we love them so much. And we just want to thank our fans for supporting us.”
“The Real” airs weekdays on Fox. Check your local listings.