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Magazine CovHER: Amber Stevens West For Rolling Out

Before catching The Carmichael Show on demand, I had no idea who Amber Stevens West even was, but have grown to love her character Maxine on the show.

Amber Stevens West is the cover girl for Rolling Out magazine’s latest issue and she dishes on how she became an “accidental comedian”, how she landed her role on “The Carmichael Show”, her favorite Beyonce song, and how she spent her honeymoon with her husband Andrew J. West (“The Walking Dead“).

Peep more pics and excerpts from Amber Stevens West’s Rolling Out interview below:

On her character Maxine on “The Carmichael Show”:
My character is Maxine, Jerrod’s live-in girlfriend, a therapist-in-training, who loves to challenge Jerrod and his entire family on all their views. She’s a very open-minded, liberal thinker, who brings an interesting balance because her point of view is always different than anyone else’s.

On her favorite “The Carmichael Show” episode:
I have so much fun on every single one; they all tickle me in a different way. There are certain scenes that stand out more than others to me. Really, as a whole, I am very proud of all the episodes. It was the funeral episode where Joe’s [character played by David Alan Grier] father dies. I was so moved by that. When Marla [Gibbs] came to play his mom, it was just shocking. We couldn’t believe she was there. She was so funny and so good. The scene they did together, during rehearsal, had every single cast and crewmember with tears in their eyes. It was so moving and special. I will never forget that moment, especially to have something like that in a sitcom. These are characters we haven’t known for long. For them to have such a real, honest and open moment like that in a sitcom is so unique and special. I am proud to have that moment in the show — even though I wasn’t even in it.

On her favorite Beyonce song:
I can listen to the entire Lemonade album. It’s basically the best thing that I’ve experienced this year. I’m obsessed with every song on it. My number one song from her right now is “Freedom.”

On how she met her husband Andrew J. West:
We met on the set of “Greek.” We fell in love. We realized quickly we were made to spend our lives together.

On how they spent their honeymoon:
We went to the Dominican Republic. We explored the island and had a great time. It was beautiful. They were some of the nicest people we’ve ever met in our entire life. We’ve traveled a lot of places and people had never treated us so wonderfully. We had an amazing trip.

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Catch more of the interview and full cover spread over at RollingOut.com.

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