Hollywood Actress Shar Jackson on Working With Kobe Bryant: “First Time We Met, We Hit It Off Immediately and Became Insta Friends”

Published 12/20/2021, 10:00 AM EST


It has taken the world time to recover from the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. On January 26, 2020, we lost our great athlete and hero Bryant in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Not only had he given his best in basketball, but he was also involved greatly with the film and television industry.

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In a show titled Moesha, he received much acclaim for his acting. During an interview with Cherie Johnson, Shar Jackson discussed her experiences of working with Bryant and their friendship.

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For Shar, Kobe Bryant was a perfectionist.

During a Q&A session with Shar, she shared the following response:

I love Kobe so so much..am not only working with him was a blast, but he was that was my friend, and um he was an amazing person fellow Virgo. Uh, the first time we met we hit it off immediately and became instant friends and remember chair we had the birthday party and all that stuff and Kobe came through and hung out. Um, I’m still really close with his family, his sisters, and man! I miss that guy. He is such a good dude”.

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She mentioned how much fun they had at their birthday parties. 

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 23: Vanessa Bryant, former NBA Player Kobe Bryant, Natalia Bryant and Gianna Bryant attend the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks: Storytellers: Kobe Bryant with Glen Keane at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)

In addition to that, she said that he earned every honor in his profession and throughout his career.

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When asked about Bryant’s performance in the field of acting, Shar stated that he was devoted to his work, taking it seriously and not treating himself like a celebrity or knowing all the secrets of the business. According to her, he always ensure that he was doing his part right.

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Additionally, she talked about how she used to read lines with Bryant and how they used to do so together. During the interview, she describes him as a perfectionist who put a lot of effort into his preparation.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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