Taye Diggs is caught between two love interests, and apparently, he's busted. Totally busted. In for some serious grief.
"Oh, you're just a stuttering bumpkin."
Actor Taye Diggs stars as lawyer and single parent Kevin Hill in the UPN show of the same name.
(Ken Woroner - CBS)
"You're so, 'I'm caught! I'm caught!' "
"That is just so wrong!"
In the scene they just ran through, being filmed, Diggs's character -- lawyer and single parent Kevin Hill of the UPN show by the same name -- has run into one woman he's dating while out walking with another. On the first take, Diggs hems and haws his way through his predicament, employing shrill laughter and some overnervous body language that, his co-stars insist, would be a dead giveaway to any real woman getting two-timed by her man.
"No woman would buy that," teases actress Leila Arcieri, who plays the lawyer girlfriend, Monroe McManus.
"You'd be so busted," chimes in Lisa Marcos, who plays the actress girlfriend, Evelyn Cruz. Both of them are laughing up a storm.
Cornered, Diggs starts to work the situation. Clearly, it's time for the charm. For the patented Diggs smile. For the big baby browns. For that little-boy innocence.
"What do you mean?" Diggs says, his eyes widening. Sure, he wants to know how women would read the situation. But he's going to have a little fun with them, too.
"You're saying you'd just assume? You'd just assume?" he continues. "It could have been a client. It could have been somebody I used to hook up with a long time ago. It could have been -- "
He goes on and on, until Arcieri is helpless.
"Okay, okay," she says, succumbing. "I would trust. I would trust."
Diggs smiles to himself, satisfied.
But on the next take, he plays it much more cool.