Cast of OWN’s ‘Greenleaf’ Holds Press Conference During aTVfest in Atlanta, Season 2 Premieres March 15! (PICS & VIDEO)

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In just over the month, the wait will be over and OWN’s “Greenleaf” will be back! Last week, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) hosted a press preview of the highly-anticipated second season of “Greenleaf” during the annual aTVfest in Atlanta. Attendees arrived at the Four Seasons Atlanta and were treated to a buffet lunch followed by a sizzle reel screening and a Q&A with cast members Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Merle Dandridge, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Kim Hawthorne, series writer Erica Anderson and creator/executive producer Craig Wright.

Below are a few pics from the event followed by a trailer for Season 2 of OWN’s “Greenleaf!”

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) Tye White, Deborah Joy Winans, Lynn Whitfield, Erica Anderson, Craig Wright, Merle Dandridge, Gregalan Williams, Keith David and Kim Hawthorne attend “Greenleaf” Season 2 Press Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel on February 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN)

 

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: Actress Lynn Whitfield speaks onstage at “Greenleaf” Season 2 Press Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel on February 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN)

 

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: Actress Merle Dandridge attends “Greenleaf” Season 2 Press Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel on February 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN)

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: Actor GregAlan Williams attends “Greenleaf” Season 2 Press Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel on February 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN)

 

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: Actor Tye White attends “Greenleaf” Season 2 Press Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel on February 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN)

 

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: Actress Deborah Joy Winans speaks onstage at “Greenleaf” Season 2 Press Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel on February 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN)

ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: Actress Merle Dandridge attends “Greenleaf” Season 2 Press Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel on February 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN)

 

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*Tune In Alert* Broadway Star Sheryl Lee Ralph Visits ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ TODAY

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Tune in TODAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 to THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW as Wendy will welcome guest Sheryl Lee Ralph on behalf of “WICKED” on Broadway! Sheryl Lee Ralph can be currently be seen playing Madame Morrible in Broadway’s “WICKED” at the Gresham Theatre in New York City. Please check your local listings for show times and channel information. www.WendyShow.com

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David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o & Newcomer Madina Nalwanga Star in New Disney Film Set in Africa!

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One of my favorite actors Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo of “Selma” (check out my interview with him HERE) and the beautiful Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o will share the silver screen in the new movie “Queen of Katwe,” which will debut on September 23!

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family.

Oscar (TM) winner Lupita Nyong'o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga in Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. The powerful film, which also stars David Oyelowo and is directed by Mira Nair, will be released in U.S. theaters in September.

Oscar (TM) winner Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga in Disney’s QUEEN OF KATWE, the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. The powerful film, which also stars David Oyelowo and is directed by Mira Nair, will be released in U.S. theaters in September.

Directed by Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding”) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (“The Hoax”) based on the book by Tim Crothers, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (“The Darjeeling Limited”) and John Carls (“Where the Wild Things Are”) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers.

Below is the trailer for “Queen of Katwe!”

Follow “Queen of Katwe” on social media!

Facebook: www.fb.com/queenofkatwe

Twitter: @QueenOfKatwe

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