Martin Lawrence Speaks On His Return To Television In New Show 'Partners' **UPDATE** Exclusive Clip Added!

In an exclusive interview with TheNYTimes, Martin Lawrence talks to Dave Itzkoff about returning to television and good health — and letting his daughters in on his past.

Check out some excerpts from the Interview below:

Your new FX series, “Partners,” stars you and Kelsey Grammer as mismatched lawyers working together. Had you ever met him before this project?
I first met Kelsey at a Christmas dinner over at Tim Allen’s house. We just met in passing and said hello. I had no idea we would ever work together, because we’re more of an odd couple. I never saw us together.

Have you found that television has changed since the ’90s, when you were making “Martin”?
Well, yeah, the demands are greater now. It’s not as easy to get on TV. Just to get ratings, it’s very hard. The paychecks are not the same anymore.



Do you think that “Martin” helped create opportunities for other black performers to get shows?
Maybe. I don’t know that it’s gotten better. I think we’re in a hole right now, and so whoever is working — black or white or whatever — there are many more people that ain’t working, that just don’t have a job, that are struggling, that are just trying to get their hustle on.

In “Runteldat,” you say, in effect, that people should ride life until the wheels fall off. Do you still feel that way today?
Yes, I do. Live life to its fullest, to its grandest, and ride it until the wheels fall off, man. You only get one.

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Comment by Kevin S. on August 3, 2014 at 2:38pm
From this clip; It Seems Like it's going to be funny; Eventhrough there is an audience laugh track!!
Comment by F***THEWORLD on August 1, 2014 at 6:41pm
I can't beleive hes doing a show with a racist? What a $ellout. Well everybody ib Hollywood is a sellout. Especially black ppl.
Comment by SMP on July 30, 2014 at 2:22pm
My man, good to see he's back!
Comment by URKILLER on July 30, 2014 at 9:41am
Martin is a legend.
Comment by Daphenous Reid on July 29, 2014 at 8:36pm
Better comedian than Kevin Hart
Comment by 1THUG aka Tha NYCHA LEGEND!! on July 29, 2014 at 6:27pm
Damm marten...dat negga don't even harley need tha fat suit no more when he playing big momma...all he need is tha dress, panny hose, and curly wig!!

Negga rockin boot cut jeans...eatin good!!
Comment by Sizzurpurple on July 29, 2014 at 5:06pm
Gucci down to the socks
Comment by united-gs on July 29, 2014 at 4:06pm
Dont usually criticise anoyher man's outfit, but in martin lawrence own face "damnn" son, wtf?"
Comment by united-gs on July 29, 2014 at 4:04pm
Damn man, hope that doesnt stop a baf boys 3, seems like the scripts are not coming in for martin...and I had no idea that one show "the boss" with grammarwas scanceled...t.I must been telling and leaking the scripts ahead of time lol



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