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Karl Anthony Payne II Compares "Martin" Cast to Dynasty NBA Team

Karl Anthony Payne II has been a staple of TV screens since playing cockroaches at The Cosby Show, but it's a "naive" call brown on the 1990s sitcom "Martin." Turned to. Brought his talent to the masses.

Thirty years later, Payne readjusted with his co-stars Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, and BET + reunion fans have been begging. This was a "surreal" moment for small screen veterans.

"It was literally the first time we were all in the same place at the same time for the first time in 30 years," he told page 6. "For a while, I felt,'Are you trying to get back to work?'"

However, the crew met once in the 30-year span as the fifth main cast member. .. , Thomas Mikal Ford, died in 2016.

"The only other time was Tommy's funeral." When asked about the precious memories between them. , My best friend lovingly.

"In real life, Tommy was raised like a preacher's child, so he wasn't as close as possible," Payne said of his later comrades.

"In a script where Tommy had to use slang, I always thought it was strange how they wrote things. He had no idea what that meant. He would say it with certainty, but then he turned to me and said, "What does that mean?"

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"I'm a simple 90's slang," shiz-nit Or something like "Ill NaNa". He couldn't even say right, "Pain recalled with a light laugh.

"He was just that guy! Just that adorable, big guy," Payne began to share about his old friend. "He was always himself, always the same great person, and his laughter was definitely contagious. That was my dog." 

Carl Anthony Payne II and Tisha Campbell.
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"Martin" continues to be one of the most popular "Seinfeld", "Belair's" Given that he competed directly in shows such as The Fresh Prince, he loved Sitcom for 10 years, but for Payne, the lasting impact of the "Evidence is in Pudding" show.

"What we did was never done to the level we did," he claims. "A black cast that combines sitcom and sketch elements. No one was doing that. We were tapped.

Actress Tichina Arnold and actor Carl Payne onstage.
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"It was like a great NBA team, the Lakers, the Chicago Bulls at the time. Everyone played their position, so everyone rocked. Earned and everyone scored. "

Pain doesn't say exactly that he's related to the character, especially when it comes to calls.

"People who meet me for the first time often say," I never thought you would be like this, "because of the character I played." This is usually a good thing. Tommy has always said that stupid play requires a smart person.

Cole's character, one of Martin's best friends since childhood, came from others at the show. Often referred to as "stupid." However, according to Payne, he's more "naive" and eccentric than a real unfriendly person, stealing other scenes such as Phoebe in "Friends" and Cosmo Kramer in "Seinfeld" . It's different from the character. 

But after some thought, Payne admitted that he was a little naive as a young man in business, and he slowly learned in and out, so early. Adjusted childlike expectations at the stage of his industry. 

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Pain brings him a little too close to the character Talking about fans. Remember, it's just a character, it's just a job.

Pain recently directed several episodes of the Nickelodeon series "Young Dylan" and found love for the director.

"Oh, that's my new s–t," Payne talks about his love for the director. "I'm all. You can be the most creative, but that's also a lot of responsibility because you're the captain of the ship."

"Martin: The Reunion" at BET + It is streamed.