OMGosh y’all, timeout. Can we please take a moment to discuss the amazing hair that’s being showcased weekly on BET’s new sitcom ‘Reed Between the Lines‘? I mean, for real. It’s RIDIC. First of all, you have Tracee Ellis Ross, the original hair idol, vanguard and fashion icon… I mean, I watch (and enjoy!) repeats of ‘Girlfriends‘ just to ogle her hair! But I digress. On screen, Tracee is accompanied by two lovely young ladies that play her daughters– Zoe Soul as Kaci and Zoe Hendrix as Alexis. I was lucky enough to catch up with the super frickin adorable Zoe Hendrix and her mother Shantel, to talk life on set and hair, of course! Enjoy!

Tell us a little bit about your character on the show. How were you chosen for the roll?

Zoe – My character is Alexis Reed, she’s 7 years old. She really loves animals. I was chosen for the role because I was funny.

How do you remember your lines for the show? What is your day like on the set? What is it like to play Malcolm Jamal’s and Tracee’s daughter?

Zoe – Repeating my lines over and over helps me to remember them. A day on set is very busy because I have school, wardrobe, hair and makeup, and while filming, someones phone rings. It is an awesome feeling to play Mr. Malcolm Jamal’s and Miss Tracee’s daughter. Because Miss Tracee makes me laugh and Mr. Malcolm Jamal is my jungle gym.

I’ve heard that you are real creative, can you tell us a little bit about the script you’re writing?

Zoe – The script I’m writing is about “Teamwork”, that included a family day. I now have to rewrite the script, because we are doing “Family Game Night” for one of the episodes.

Tell us about the handbags you are making.

Zoe – The handbags I’m making is made out of burlap and yarn.

You have a birthday coming up, tell me how you want to celebrate it?

Zoe – I want to celebrate my 10th Birthday by doing a fundraiser for Autism.

Kids like to have fun, what do you like to do for fun?!

Zoe – I like to sew, paint, swim, or play with my baby brother Aiden for fun.

Your mom is on the set with you every day, that must be cool?

Zoe – It makes me very happy to have my mommy on set.

Tell us about Zoe’s hair!

Mom (Shantel) – I now only use conditioners (co-wash) for washing Zoe’s hair to it moisturized and to maintain soft manageable curls.

What are your favorite products for her?

Mom (Shantel)- Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner for washing the hair and Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion or Cantu Shea Butter as a leave in. I comb her hair while wet, then twist or braid.

Make sure you tune into BET on Tuesdays at 10pm to catch ‘Reed Between the Lines‘!


What do you think of the show so far?!