Taye Diggs digs deep on finding happiness after divorce and playing a grief-stricken cop on his gripping new TNT show, Murder in the First.
Check out the highlights via Redbook magazine:
On being surprised that so many people were heartbroken when the end of his 10-year marriage to Idina Menzel was announced:
“I’d be lying if I said there weren’t times when I thought, Oh, man, people are going to trip out [if we split]. Maybe they thought it was cute that we met in Rent. There weren’t a lot of couples like us in the theater community – and I know there aren’t a lot of performers as talented as she is…and then you have the whole mixed [race] thing. It was easy for people to root for us. Right now, we’re still trying to figure out a lot of stuff because we’re on different coasts and our son is getting older.”
He’s actually a big fan of reality TV:
“I watch some pretty awful reality shows… I cried over an episode of Vanderpump Rules.”
While he plays a cop on his new TNT show, Murder in the First, he actually tackled an intruder at his own home:
“He didn’t quite enter, but he was trying to. My little one [son Walker] was home, so my Papa Bear instinct took over and I gave chase. I was cool in the moment, but afterward I realized what could have happened – that’s when fear set in.”