Actress Robin Givens discusses in a recent interview with Essence’s Yes Girl, how she ended up with a part in ‘The Wiz’ and met Michael.
Given explains that the casting crew came to her neighbourhood looking for children who could ride a skateboard. She was selected and that is how she got a chance to go to a rehearsal with Michael and Diana Ross.
“I was in this graffiti scene and I remember taking the subway to get there,” Givens remembered. “Something…I would never let my children do. I was like, what the heck were you thinking…I was getting lost.
I remember being at rehearsal and eating lunch and there’s Michael Jackson and I’d…take a Polaroid with Michael Jackson!”