Anthony Anderson Reveals What Filming Is Like on 'Black-ish' Amid Pandemic

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Anthony Anderson says life on the set of Black-ish is definitely not the same as it was before the pandemic.

The actor appears on Monday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he tells guest host Sarah Silverman how things have changed.

"It's been crazy," he says, noting that there is something akin to a traffic control system to help the cast and crew social distance. "We have everything on our stage now except stoplights. We have crossing guards, we have grids on the floor — one way in, one way out. When the actors are moving, everything shuts down and everybody splits like the Red Sea. They usher us in and usher us out."

Anderson says it's taken some time to get used to. But he noted that the ABC comedy series was one of the first productions to get back to work amid the pandemic. They returned about two and a half months ago to film their seventh season.

"So we were kind of the guinea pigs. But we figured it out," he says.

The actor also reveals that his mom once turned down an invitation to visit the White House during President Obama's administration.

Watch the segment below.