“Season one was just introducing people to the characters, the show and how we all work together. But as grown folks do by season two everybody starts having relationships. I think they’re going to see a lot of interesting romantic twists with Debra Messing’s character, with Josh Lucas’ character, my character, Janina’s character.”
Alonso joins the many Black actors like Morris Chestnut and Terrence Howard starring on huge, prime time shows. It’s a breath of fresh air but Alonso says this new wave has been a longtime coming.
“I think the industry as a whole and television as a whole is better if it’s inclusive of the entire audience that watches television. Not only airing our shows but rewarding everyone for amazing work that’s being done. I’m hopeful that this same wave extends to feature films as well. I hope it extends to behind the cameras to directors and producers and also studio executives, the people who are actually green-lighting shows. There’s a lot of work to be done but it’s encouraging to see events like the [Emmys] reward work that should be rewarded. ”
While Alonso’s main focus is The Mysteries of Laura, he’s working hard at promoting higher education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Howard University Alumni partnered with the White House to further the advancement of HBCUs and global education.
“We were honoring the HBCU all-stars that are a part of this White House initiative that supports HBCUs and pushes our students to the STEM fields, which we definitely need more representation in the STEM fields. It was an awesome event and Michelle Obama was honored for all of the work that she has been doing in education.”
Alonso doesn’t have any new film projects on the horizon but he guarantees that if you binge watch Law & Order, then The Mysteries of Laura will be your new favorite.
Season two of The Mysteries of Laura airs Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8/7 pm cst.