Anthony Anderson Says He ‘Lost It’ While Filming ‘Black-ish’ Series Finale

Anthony Anderson has revealed he cried while filming the final episode of Black-ish.

The actor appeared as a guest Monday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and said his co-star Tracee Ellis Ross “cried every day” while working on the final season of their ABC comedy.

“Actually I think the last day I cried a little bit more than she did and I didn’t think it was going to hit me the way that it did,” he said during the interview.

“On the last scene on the last day is when I lost it, and it was unexpected for me. I didn’t expect to lose it the way that I did. That just goes to show how much I love what I do, love doing it with the people I did it with for the last eight years,” he continued.

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After eight seasons, the final episode of the series airs Tuesday, April 19, and features an appearance by Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

Black-ish debuted in 2014 to immediate praise from critics and viewers. Following its success, the series spawned the spinoffs Grown-ish and Mixed-ish.

Watch the full segment below with Anthony Anderson on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The actor also talks about how his mom reacted to meeting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Image Awards and graduating from Howard University 34 years after he had to drop out of college for financial reasons.