‘Haves and Have Nots’ star Angela Robinson on fighting Tyler Perry for fashion
Angela Robinson plays devious millionaire Veronica Harrington on Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots” — and isn’t afraid to argue to ensure her onscreen alter ego is perfectly styled at all times.
“[Costume designer] Crystal [Hayslett] always fought for my character’s budget,” 57-year-old Robinson, who rocks Christian Louboutin heels and Chiara Boni La Petite Robe dresses for her role, told Page Six Style.
“Mr. [Tyler] Perry would always say, ‘Oh Lord, how much they cost?’ He was always looking at the bottom line.”
Luckily, Perry is always on set as the OWN series’ director and writer, making him more accessible for wardrobe requests than the typical producer.
“All you have to do is go to Tyler and say, ‘Hey, do you like this?’ And you would not
have to take it any further than him,” she said.
“So that’s been a joy, but when you spend that money he’s like, ‘Wait, what? Wait a minute, how much is that?’”
Robinson added that Perry “approves everything” before the cameras start rolling. “He’s so involved. People think he’s so busy, but he’s so involved in every aspect.”
The actress believes that her character’s appearance is of the utmost importance to the story.
“Veronica is a millionaire; she came from the projects, so she has the money now and she wants to enjoy the luxury of it. She has to look like money. She commands respect when she walks into a room. She is a woman that knows what she wants,” Robinson said.
“So her fashion is the period at the end of the sentence.”
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