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Ambitions Lead Actress Robin Givens on Her Role

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20 January 2020
Robin Givens talks about her role as Stephanie Carlisle on the OWN drama series Ambitions.
Robin Givens

If your ultimate guilty pleasure is a series filled with money, power and back-stabbing, then you’ve come to the right place because OWN’s drama series Ambitions is all that and more.

Ambitions centres around a multi-generational family. At the very middle of all the drama is Stephanie Carlisle (played by Robin Givens), an Atlanta based attorney whose attractiveness and seduction will cause distress to any man who comes near her.

Chatting to TV Insider, Robin Givens shared more about the modern-day dame. “I love these women who can drink with the guys but still look great in a dress,” she said. Her drive is her most defining factor, Givens said. Whether she’s working to acquire new business or is controlling her daughter, Stephanie has always got to win.

“She wants it the way she wants it. Not just for herself but for her family as well. This is how it works, and this is the legacy, and you have to play along,” she told TV Insider.

As feisty as she may be, Stephanie also has some insecurities. Givens explains that Stephanie’s greatest insecurity is probably her relationship with her father who also happens to be her boss. Anytime she is with her father she always gets the sense of whether she’ll ever be good enough in his eyes as she’s not a man.

Being a femme fatale, Stephanie has encountered her fair share steamy, hot encounters. Givens recalled her steamiest encounter yet: “There are some good shower scenes,” she said, adding that the men will probably enjoy watching the show too. “They'll see their wives watching it with a glass of wine and some popcorn, and once they start, they're not going to be able to stop."

You can catch season one of Ambitions Mondays at 20:30 exclusive to One Magic DStv Channel 103.