Though they each have a list of acting credits prior, Brandee Evans and Nicco Annan have exploded in popularity since the Summer 2020 release of STARZ’s hit stripper drama, P-Valley.
Now, with Season 2 finally available to stream on July 3, they’re each getting used to all the attention they receive when out and about from members of the “Pynk Posse,” hardcore P-Valley fans.
“It’s like going to a family reunion,” Annan says of his ever-growing fan base. Being constantly greeted warmly in the streets by people enamored with Uncle Clifford, he says is like meeting cousin after cousin.
“I echo Nicco. That’s exactly what it feels like,” Evans added. “It doesn’t feel like fans, it’s like family. It’s definitely about how they interact with us as well. I’ll be out and they’re like “Hey, girl!” and I catch myself saying it back – “Hey, girl!” then I realize, we ain’t never met!”
As career-stripper Mercedes and nonbinary femme club owner Uncle Clifford, each of the actors portrays members of society fraught with presumptions and stereotypes. But through the 8-episode run of Season 1, millions who may not have previously done so began to look at people in different walks of life with a new viewpoint.
“I think it’s a testament to the work, to the artistry, and the craftsmanship that goes into it that people are able to see beyond their own narrowmindedness and expand their hearts and have empathy for people that look a little bit different than them.”