BET networks came out in full force on Friday night to celebrate the continued success of ‘Being Mary Jane’, the popular series starring actresses Gabrielle Union and Lisa Vidal. Scheduled to coincide with Miami’s Art Basel weekend, celebrities and patrons came out to support the show which starts its run on January 7, and also look at art from artist Alonzo Adams. All proceeds from the art sales were to benefit Tracy Mourning’s Honeyshine Foundation.
The success of ‘Being Mary Jane cannot be ignored. Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks, told the crowd of supporters:
“Gabrielle Union is beautifully flawed, and we are all Mary Jane. We all have aspects of her life and we’ve all been there and we’ve all done that and it really relates to our lives. I want to tell you how excited the BET network is about this show, how committed we are to it. We are so proud to have it on BET networks.”
“We are really excited for you guys to enjoy our baby as much as we do. It’s important to myself and Lisa Vidal as a Latina and a black woman to show our authentic self. Us helping one another, us supporting each other, us loving each other, us having conflict and us resolving that conflict compassionately and respectfully.”
Lisa Vidal, co-star
“I feel so honored to be a part of a project like this. I feel like I’m part of something really special, and I’m so happy to be her and I’m so proud of the hard work that both Gabrielle and I and the entire cast and the writers and producers have all come together to create, which is something so incredible and I just hope that you all embrace these women, because Mary Jane is in all of us.”
‘Being Mary Jane’ will start its run on January 7 at 10:00 p.m. on BET.