LisaRaye has acted in over a dozen films and television series throughout her career, however, she will forever be known for her breakout role as Diamond in the cult classic The Player’s Club.
After the 1998 release, the actress revealed that she struggled with an identity crisis and had a hard time separating herself from her character.
“I had an identity crisis after Players Club because I felt like I had to have the long hair and look like my character, ‘Diamond,’ in order to be recognized,” LisaRaye said.
She continued, “Players Club put me on the map. It made me a bonafide sex symbol, and when you are a sex symbol people think that you’re sexy all the time, and that stigma follows you. So I am forever Diamond.”
Now at 54-years-old, the famed actress has since then understood what it means to “embrace your sexy.” “I’m an older Diamond now, but diamonds always shine, so I am here for it. I didn’t know what sexy was at the time. I think it was best for me not to really know because I probably would’ve tried to play it up in my role and messed it up.”
She also revealed that she maintains her sexy by taking care of her mind first. What are your thoughts on this?