Since the show became so popular in season one (and ended with a serious cliffhanger) we can’t help but wonder who will play Val in season two and beyond.
With all of the talent in Black Hollywood here’s who we think could replace Stacey Dash and keep “Single Ladies” hot (in no particular order).
No, Free didn’t gain fame for her acting skills, but she just might be a good addition to the cast of “Single Ladies.” After watching her co-host the BET Awards after show, the world learned how much the camera loved her from the front and back, plus she’s in the right age group to play a seasoned lady looking for love. We haven’t seen Free play a major role onscreen, but after hearing her titillating verse on the Yin Yang Twins “Wait” remix we’re sure she can handle it.
Jill Marie Jones
Jill Marie Jones made a lot of heads spin with her departure from “Girlfriends,” and unfortunately we haven’t really seen much of her since then. Shifting from the sassy Toni Childs to the sensitive Val on “Single Ladies” would be a move to show the range of this former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Plus it would be cool to see a dark chocolate female on the show.
She’s younger than Stacey Dash, but Megan Good is definitely on her level when it comes to delivering the sexy. Megan Good has a nice following with the teens, older audiences know her, and she’s easily as well known as Stacey Dash. So Good just might bring more to “Single Ladies” than Dash did.
Melissa De Sousa
Remember Shelby from “The Best Man“? She was played by Melissa De Sousa, an actress with a lengthy resume whose fame doesn’t quite match her long list of credits. Nevertheless, De Sousa could convincingly play a single 30-something ATLien looking for love. And the lead role on “Single Ladies” might resurrect De Sousa’s career, which has been on pause for two years, as it did Stacey Dash’s.
Keshia Knight Pulliam
To some, she’ll forever be little Rudy Huxtable. But to others, Keshia Knight Pulliam is all woman. Playing Val on “Single Ladies” could definitely help audiences see Kesha’s sexy side. She’s just wrapped up a four-year run on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and she’s been working steadily since ’08. If Keshia Knight Pulliam should land the role of Val on “Single Ladies,” she just might finally shake the ghost of “Rudy Huckleberry” once and for all.
Working on a television series might leave less time to canoodle with Dywane Wade, but the small screen loves Gabrielle Union. With recurring parts on “Ugly Betty” “Life”, and “Flash Forward” Union could slide into this part with ease. While she is currently filming Think Like A Man we’re she can handle a little moonlighting.
Tia Mowry showed that she could act without her twin sister Tamera Mowry-House on BET’s “The Game,” and this is a good time for Tamera to do the same. She returned to television this year with Tia for their Style reality show “Tia & Tamera,” she could bring a whole new level to Val’s sensitivity.
Who do YOU think should play Val? Let us know in the comments!