Tracee Ellis Ross said she feels “really proud” to be on the hit ABC show “Black-ish” because it tackles tough issues in society and breaks them down for viewers.
In tonight’s episode, postpartum depression takes the spotlight.
“Postpartum is prevalent and it’s something that is not talked about,” Ross, 44, said on “Good Morning America” today. “And it is something that can be treated and supported and a lot of women experience it, and I love that we address it on the show.”
The Golden Globe-winning actress said it was “really interesting trying to find the balance between having postpartum and being funny” while “not making fun of it, because it is not something to be made of.”
She explained that her character, Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson, didn’t experience postpartum depression until her fifth child, which “was a little disconcerting for her.”
“I’m really grateful that we talked about this on the show and we do it comedic way that doesn’t make fun of the issue, but actually shines light [on] something that is not usually talked about,” said Ross.
“Black-ish” airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.