Joey Lawrence is constantly evolving as an artist. With over four decades of industry experience, which began when he first starred in commercials before hitting the airwaves in guest spots on “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Silver Spoons,” Lawrence is ready for a new opportunity to connect with his fans while working with his family.
After his stint on ‘The Masked Singer’ ended, Lawrence told Fox News Digital he was thrilled to team up with his brothers, Matthew and Andrew, ‘for the first time in 17 years’ for a new FOX show. .
“It’s been too long. The fans have been such a blessing and been so patient with us,” he said. “We’ve worked really hard to get it right, and because it’s all about the fans, not us, you know, we just want to make them proud. They can connect and just like us, get back together doing what we’ve been blessed to do all these years together.”
The trio first worked together on “Brotherly Love,” a family sitcom that ran from 1995 to 1997. They’ve since teamed up for a Christmas movie and are working on a sequel, but Lawrence said the series had taken years to prepare and that he was eager to return to a television set with his little brothers in a format where they thrive. .
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“We’re finally going to do it. We spend every day thinking about how we can make it the best experience for them, the fans, hopefully for what would be a great long run again,” he said. declared. “So we’re delighted.”
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Performing on “The Masked Singer” also took years. Lawrence, who grew up singing and dancing, was recruited “at least once a season” to perform on the show, and eventually agreed to put on a costume and sing a few hits as “The Walrus.”
“It was just the right time,” the ‘Swim’ actor said. “It made sense on every level for me to come back and sing live, which I hadn’t done in 15 years.”
Lawrence praised the singing competition for its “feel-good” atmosphere where there is no animosity and “they’re not trying to tear anyone down”.
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“It’s a total building show for everyone involved. The talent involved, the audience watching… It’s a feel-good moment,” Lawrence said. “We need a lot of that, especially now. I feel like that’s what we need, and we need to get back to entertainment. It’s just about having fun.”
He added: “I want to get out of the last three years and everything that’s happened in so many other areas of our lives. I feel like entertainment is the only place I think that we’re going back to just joy, like pure joy and having fun, to boot.”
Lawrence is definitely feeling joy this year after saying “I do” to actress Samantha Cope in May. The couple met on a film directed by her brother Andrew. In September, Joey and Samantha announced that they were expecting their first child together. He has two daughters from a previous marriage.
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“The blessing of life is that you can live it every day,” he said. “I do my best every day. I’m so grateful for everything I have and to wake up every day and continue to live for the people I love around me.”
The ‘Melissa & Joey’ star revealed that part of his “best” was staying open to opportunities he hadn’t yet had.
“I would love to be in a ‘Die Hard’ someday or be able to, you know, get my feet wet, kind of in a more physical type role,” he said.
“I loved what Bruce Willis did in his heyday with that, where he was relatable. It wasn’t [Arnold] Schwarzenegger who was awesome and [Sylvester] Stallone, you know, with the muscles… But he was everyone, and he was intense and those times when he can bring brevity, he brought brevity.”
One thing Lawrence is sure of, if ever truly on the table, is reuniting with Mayim Bialik for a “Blossom” reboot. He admitted he was on a “text channel” with Mayim, and he had a mini on-screen reunion with Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ and Michael Stoyanov during the show’s Season 2 premiere.” Call me Kat”.
“There was talk of ‘Blossom’ rebooting at one point. And, you know, obviously Mayim and I are both open to that,” Lawrence said. “Again, it’s just finding it. It’s about making sure that we keep the fans first and not necessarily what would be the most rewarding for us, but what would be the most creative for them. And that’s really my main goal. If we can do that, then I’m all for it, you know?”
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Fox News Digital’s Larry Fink contributed to this report.