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The S.W.A.T. Moment That Left Kenny Johnson's Mother Furious

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Kenny Johnson had nothing but praise for his daughter Angelica’s talents after working with her six times on “S.W.A.T.” and then in two motion pictures. Tracing the storyline between Kelly and Luca, he proudly recalled “[w]atching her [character] grow from not being able to read when Luca first meets her and then tries to help her with her mom and her reading, getting her into the school, and then she becomes a little journalist and then all of a sudden she’s got to move away and I’ve got to let that be her mom’s decision.” 

Reflecting on their shared avocation as actors, he said, “I respect her as a whole human being and an actress, and it’s a really cool bond.” He recalled rehearsing the scene in which Kelly watches Luca getting shot and being moved by the quality of his daughter’s acting and how much she’s grown.

While both Johnsons will have to move on from “S.W.A.T.,” it’s very clear that the drama was a wonderful growing experience for father and daughter — and a part of the family’s acting legacy they’re likely to treasure forever, no matter who Kenny Johnson ends up playing next.