“We love what we’re doing, but sometimes it’s so hot and you’re, like, sweating down your legs and you’re just pretty sure you’re going to have to take a trip to the ER for heat stroke,” she said.
” actress Jenn Lyon said approvingly, reaching over to take a closer look at my shimmering black manicure.
We’re different, because I’m not quick to anger and not easily disappointed--I just feel like we’re all little animals trying to make it,” she said.
“And Jen is definitely scrappier than me, but we have the same sense of loyalty and of family.” Lyon said acting on “Claws” doesn’t always feel like acting, because she and her co-stars have become such good friends.
High Point native Jenn Lyon stars as Jen in TNT’s new dramedy “Claws,” which sets drug dealing, murder and money laundering against the backdrop of sunny South Florida, female friendships and a nail salon.
In the past, Lyon played George Lopez’s ex-wife on the sitcom “Saint George.” After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2003, Lyon went on to appear on Broadway in the cast of the Tony award-winning “The Coast of Utopia,” as well as “Fish in the Dark.” The main character of “Claws” is Desna Simms, played by Niecy Nash.
We’re just crazy about each other.” Although Lyon and Kevin Rankin, who plays her husband on the new show, both appeared in the FX series “Justified,” they hadn’t actually met before.
“Some people take care of other people and forget to take care of themselves, but she has mastered both, which is just a lesson that I learn with her everyday.” In some ways, Jen in “Claws” is similar to Jenn Lyon. Similarly, once I love you, it’s going to be hard to shake me, because I have a real unconditional love for people.“But this was like, five badass women leading the charge of this story, and I thought, ‘) plays Polly, whose “bless your heart” Southern sweetness keeps her together as she struggles to restart her life after being incarcerated for identity theft.“It’s women supporting each other, not tearing each other down,” Preston insisted, before pausing.“For the most part.” Lyon, no doubt thinking of the scene in which Desna literally throws new manicurist Virginia (Karrueche Tran) out onto the street, chimed in. “For sure,” Preston replied, “but usually it’s in service of the group.” And having seen the first episode, that’s a fair assessment.As leering men with too much power and not enough smarts get in deeper over their heads and abuse the women in their lives just because they can, Desna and her loyal employees slash best friends stick ever closer together.