Diddy goes number one with Raisin In The Sun
Sean “Diddy” Combs (center) with the cast of Raisin In The Sun
This week Diddy starred in his biggest movie role to date, reprising his Broadway portrayal of Walter Lee in a A Raisin in the Sun, and blazing a new trail in his illustrious career.
The movie, which featured Diddy and all-star cast Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan and John Stamos, ranked number one on Monday night, allowing ABC to turn in its strongest night amongst viewers in three whole months.
Raisin was TV’s highest-rated original movie since November 2005 among key demographic audiences; 12.7 Million viewers tuned in to see this revived classic.
Diddy’s role received rave reviews:
“Mr. Combs is commanding and fierce.” — New York Times
“The actor’s [Combs] blend of volatility, sweetness, pride, impotence and frustration registers beautifully.” — Chicago Sun Times
“[Combs] turns in a heart breaking performance!” — Us Weekly (3.5 stars)
“You’ll Never Look at Sean Same Way Again!…,” “Combs does a great, great job…finds his place in the sun!” — The New York Post
Diddy has now announced plans to live in Los Angeles to focus on his acting career. “This has been a life changing experience for me,” he says. “I love acting. In order to make movies, I have to be where the movies are being made.”