TODAY | January 07, 2013
>>> meagan good has been acting since she was 4 years old, but now she's taking on her first starring role in a drama series playing detective joanna lacosto. welcome to the nbc family.
>> thank you. thank you so much.
>> you're hired to basically go undercover to figure out the death of your childhood friend ?
>> yes, but i'm going undercover in the family that raised me since i was a child until i was a teenager. it's always walking that thin line of actually having a relationship and growing up in those walls that haven't seen them in 17 years and going back and being a cop.
>> in some ways it seems like the family is using you because of that relationship. they feel like they can pull some things on you, that you might trust them in a way you shouldn't actually.
>> yeah. i think it's a little bit of both. also using me for healing, too. you know, with her passing it's comforting for robert to have me there because i was her childhood best friend .
>> you're from california. you shoot all over the new york metropolitan area . what's it been like?
>> it's crazy. i'm still like learning the city and everything. it's so different than home. but i love it. i'm living in brooklyn and love the city. love the food. and it's awesome.
>> we mentioned, this is your first starring role. you're the lead here. a lot of pressure on you?
>> it's awesome. definitely is a change, like working every day and being in everything and -- but it's also -- i feel like i'm becoming better at my craft and i love the character. i love that i get to do everything from action to drama to love triangle to family drama to procedural. you get your creative fix.
>> your newest role is that of newlywed. congratulations.
>> to boyfriend, ivan franklin.
>> we did get a chance to do the real honeymoon. we've been back three days. we went to cabo, just laid out. it was kind of awkward, because both of us work so much we were like, so, what do you want to do now?
>> you're newlyweds and you asked that?
>> little early for that.
>> okay, al roker .
>> congratulations. good luck to you.
>> thank you so much.
>> you can catch the series premiere of "deception" tonight at 10:00 , 9:00 central time here on nbc.