CBS TV Press Tour Summer 2019! Omar Benson Miller Shares His Own Life Experience Helping The Unicorn Move on With His Life!By The DivaGals | August 7, 2019 | Entertainment
There’s an old show business adage that says “dying is easy, but comedy is hard.”
The Unicorn, a new CBS sitcom on which Omar Benson Miller (CSI: Miami) stars, will try to show that moving on is incredibly hard too, but it can also have moments of levity.
The series stars Walter Goggins (The Shield) as Wade Felton, a widower and father of two daughters. He is surrounded by friends who are attempting to help him find a new relationship a year after his wife’s death. Because Wade has a steady job and is proven to be a family man, he’s considered a “Unicorn” in the dating world, hence the show’s title.
“The theme of this show – finding your way back from loss and grief – really resonated with me,” Omar told The DivaGals at the CBS Summer Press Tour. “I’m one of seven kids – six boys and one girl – and one of my brothers passed away. Even if I wasn’t the ‘Unicorn,’ I know about people passing away and when you lose a relationship whether it’s an actual death or a virtual one.”
Omar is hoping the show has an impact on viewers in a positive way, showing them that it’s okay to move on and even at times smile and maybe laugh. He acknowledges that losing his sibling has been like “someone walking up and socking me in the stomach, and the feeling doesn’t go away. If you haven’t been through that loss, it’s difficult to be on the same page.”
Omar’s character Ben is wed to Michelle (Maya Lynne Robinson) and they have four children. “”There were three couples [in the story] and we were all a tight unit. So we’re all going through the loss. My character is there as a friend to help [Wade].”
Recently, Omar returned from a trip overseas and says he can’t go anywhere abroad without someone pointing him out as crime scene investigator Walter Simmons on CSI: Miami from 2009-2012.
“I can’t go anywhere without being recognized from CSI: Miami. That show resonated with more people than the body of work from all the indie films I’ve been in… Traveling,” Omar adds, “recharges me. I think the world would be a better place if more Americans traveled abroad.”
We’re grabbing our passports, Omar! The Unicorn debuts Sept. 29 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.
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