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Mrs. Anthony is having a great run in 2015!

The actress and author LaLa Anthony stopped by The Breakfast Club last week to discuss her newest successes and juggling such an intense schedule. As you should know, Lala is the wife of NBA star, Carmelo Anthony, a mother to one, has played in the Think Like A Man movies, acts as Lakeisha in the show Power, and she’s just released a new book. The resume is fully stacked and schedule is over booked but how did she get there and how does she maintain it?


The Power Playbook: Rules For Independence, Money and Success hit shelves on May 5th as the sequel to her first best-seller The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness. During the interview, she explains that containing power is an endless journey and the learning process is essential for growth –

Last night while everyone was chilling, I was in an acting workshop from 5pm to 9:30pm, working, learning. People don’t know that’s what I’m doing in my spare time. I’m just trying to continue to grow.”

Lala explains that she’s been working hard at her career well before getting with Carmelo and although she had power before meeting him, there’s such a thing as being too independent.

I think you should be submissive, at times, to any man that you respect. If you respect him then you have to be the ‘man’ at different times.

She later dishes that she is baring it all on an episode of the Starz series Power. Charlamagne was easily intrigued that the very conservative, LaLa Anthony, has a sex scene on the show. When she discussed this with her husband, he says he understands her job, but he won’t be watching. No worries Melo, there’s about 100,000 more men that’ll do the honors of watching it for you! (Episode 4 to be exact, but you didn’t hear it from me.)

Watch LaLa Anthony’s interview here and purchase The Power Playbook online or in Barnes & Noble.

-Tia Long (@bytialong)