Michelle DeFraites Shares What It’s Like Being on BET’s “The Quad” – Exclusive

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College may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t stop us from watching TV shows that revolve around school! Since there’s no homework or tests to stress about, we’ve been on the prowl for a new show to binge during summer break. The result? BET’s The Quad!

For those of you who aren’t aware, The Quad follows ambitious yet troubled Dr. Eva Fletcher (Anika Noni Rose), the newly-elected President of the fictional Georgia A&M University. Upon arriving, Eva is charged with saving the prestigious HBCU from bankruptcy and her twenty-year marriage from crumbling while managing a tumultuous relationship with her rebellious only daughter. A diverse group of freshman also promises to keep Eva’s hands full.

One of those girls in the diverse group of freshman is Madison Kelly, who is played by Mississippi native (and current college student) Michelle DeFraites. The 24-year-old actress stopped by to chat with Celeb Secrets about being on the show, why she thinks you’ll love each episode, and how important it is to have shows like The Quad on television in today’s society.

If you like Freeform’s grown-ish, you’ll LOVE The Quad — the series tackles friendships, relationships, and college life all while addressing current topics of society like racism and sexual harassment. While the show will unfortunately not be back for a third season, The Quad is the perfect series to watch on summer nights right on BET.com.

Watch our full interview with Michelle below and keep up with her by following her Instagram page at @mdefraites.


Juliet Schroder

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.