5-Star Treatment With Condola Rashad: “I Didn’t Watch ‘The Cosby Show’ As A Kid”

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HB’s 5 Star Treatment is a quirky, off-the-wall way to get to know a few of your fave celebs outside of the questions they are usually asked. From breakup remedies to moments of lust, #TeamBeautiful digs deep and gives your fave celebs something to think about with our 5 Star Treatment.

As a black woman, I look up to Phylicia Rashad, Ever since she first graced my screen in “The Cosby Show,” I was in love with her poise, her style and the way she handled her family. In my mind, she was my mother and I know I wasn’t alone in this.

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Phylicia’s real-life daughter, Condola Rashad never minded sharing her mother with the world.”It feels just like anyone else and their mothers, it’s no different. I’ve never known any other mother,” Condola explains of growing up with Claire Huxtable as her mother.

Condola was one of the few black people of the world that grew up not watching “The Cosby Show” because she spent her every waking moment on set. As a real-life Rudy, she learned the ins and outs of acting and decided that she would follow in her mother’s footsteps.

Broadway welcomed Condola with opened arms after her many appearances on the big and small screen. It was her performance in “Stick Fly” that gained her a Tony nomination and gained her major attention. In the remake or “Steel Magnolias,” Condola starred as Shelby, alongside her mother and completely held her own.

We sat down for a quick chat with Rashad and discussed our five questions we always ask:

*If I was stranded on a desert island I’d bring…My dog, Penny. Oh my God! That’s so hard. Books. And uh, a Beirut CD. They’re my favorite band.

**What’s in your bag…Three different lipsticks, because I can never decide. My keys, receipts from God knows where [laughs], my phone, jelly beans [laughs]–there’s always some type of snack.

*** The best way to get over a breakup...Being still. Get still and think of what it is really that’s got me so twisted. What I’ve come to realize through one bad break up in particular, when I got still, I felt this. When you really love someone, it’s ok that they have to go. It shouldn’t change the fact that you loved them. If you really love someone, whatever they do, is whatever they do. No matter what, you still love them. You let them go and they go.

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**** The one thing that I don’t like about myself…Sometimes I shy away from stepping into my own light.

*****My last moment of lustI’m trying to think of the last time I had that. [laughs] I was at Roberta’s in Brooklyn and my pizza came out. Instant lust.

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