HBO PRESS TOUR WINTER 2021! Get Into Therapy With Uzo Aduba, Star Of “In Treatment” — Back In May!By Delaina Dixon | February 10, 2021 | Entertainment
Need therapy? Join Emmy winner Uzo Aduba in HBO’s reimagined incarnation of In Treatment, which returns to HBO in May. The show first aired on the network in 2008.
Uzo stars as Dr. Brooke Taylor, a psychiatrist exploring tough issues with her patients, which include a young black woman exploring her sexuality (much to her mother’s dismay) and a man in court-ordered therapy. The series also stars Anthony Ramos of Hamilton on Broadway fame as a young man haunted to the point that he can’t sleep.
Show executive producer Josh Allen shared his reasoning of why to showcase therapy through the professional eyes of a black woman. “I come from a family that needed therapy but didn’t know it,” he exclaimed. “There’s such a stigma attached to it, especially for people of color, and it was important for me to put that on television — we all need this.” He revealed that Dr. Taylor has a pro-bono patient, extending the idea of who gets access to therapy and under what circumstances.
Uzo shared that Dr. Taylor brings herself and her experiences to her sessions, so it’s not too surprising that this is some intense work for the actress. “This is easily one of the hardest jobs I ever had in my life, hardest things in terms of the preparation,” she confessed. “But I can not make that statement without stating it’s one of the most satisfying, fulfilling experiences that I’ve ever had.” Uzo shared that it came into her life at a time that was needed, and she feels excited and nervous to go to work. “It’s stretching and growing me, and I’m grateful for it.”
The show is set in 2021, which means Dr. Taylor is doing a lot of virtual therapy due to the pandemic. But unlike the rest of us, girlfriend is dressed! “It’s a fixture of who Brooke is, how she views moving through the world even if her work has moved into her home,” Uzo offered. We just want to know where she’s shopping for her pandemic professional look, and you know we DivaGals will get to the bottom of it!
Watch In Treatment, season four, starting this May on HBO.
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