Christian MASKED SINGER Contestant Wants to Continue to Spread Positivity Through Song
By Movieguide® Staff
Note: This article contains spoilers of THE MASKED SINGER
On this week’s episode of FOX’s THE MASKED SINGER, fans narrowed the Super 8 down to Super 6, revealing SISTER, SISTER star Tamera Mowry-Housley as Seashell.
According to Mowry-Housley, her twin sister Tia and brother Tahj were not fooled by her nautical costume.
“The moment I performed the first time, my phone was blowing up from my family,” Mowry-Housley, 42, told PEOPLE. “My brother, Tahj, and my sister, Tia, were texting back and forth. And they said, ‘We know this is you, Tamera. That shoulder and knee pop, it gives it away.'”
Mowry-Housley said the Seashell character connected her to her mother’s side of the family.
“One of my favorite places to be ever is Hawaii. I was raised there,” Mowry-Housley said. “My mom’s side is from the Bahamas, Eleuthera Bahamas, and Eleuthera Bahamas is probably one of the most beautiful beaches that I’ve ever seen. I feel like it’s home. The beach is home to me and it just made sense [to be Seashell]. I thought she was a great representation of who I am.”
Although the actress is not known for her singing, Mowry-Housley revealed that singing and performing on stage harkens back to her days before Hollywood.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to sing again. I started my Hollywood career in a theater group, actually. I was acting and singing at the same time. It was called Voices and I was 14. And at that same time, I was doing a pilot called Sister, Sister. So I had to focus more on acting, but I always wondered what it would have been if I went that route,” Mowry-Housley said. “I had sang on Sister, Sister, I sing in the shower all the time. The last performance in front of an audience was with my sister. We sang at the Malibu triathlon and it was awesome, but it was a long time ago, so I wanted to revisit it.”
Mowry-Housley also revealed that she wants to pursue a wide variety of music projects in the future, including a gospel album.
“I want to do a gospel album, a musical, a Disney film. That would be fun,” Mowry-Housley said, adding that SISTER, SISTER was what gave her this opportunity.
“Sister, Sister. I still hear that song, and I’m so grateful for it. If it weren’t for Sister, Sister, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” Mowry-Housley said.
As an actress, Mowry-Housley also announced her involvement in future Hallmark Channel projects, which she confessed is intense.
“It is hard work. One thing that a lot of people don’t know, we shoot a film that normally people would shoot maybe in a month and a half, two months, in three weeks. It’s intense,” she said. “So you definitely have to love what you do. But I love being a part of the Hallmark family. It has been a dream of mine. They represent positivity, family, faith, love. And I am so happy that I am trusted to bring diversity to the channel.”
THE MASKED SINGER airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on Fox.