Vernee Watson (Stella) has been working in television for almost 50 years and teaching kids in Los Angeles for about 30 of those, so she wasn’t surprised when she recognized Tequan Richmond (T.J.). The problem was, she couldn’t place him! “When I first got on GH, I was working with Stella’s grandson and he looked so familiar,” she recalls. “I thought maybe he was one of my students at some point… but I wasn’t sure.” Then in a flash, she remembered how she really knew Richmond — as a fan! “I was like, ‘Oh, now I know,’” she chuckles. “I realized he was the brother on EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS! I watched that show, and still watch all those episodes over and over again. He’s a good little actor!”
Watson appreciates her co-star’s funny side.