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Legendary Emmy award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield is one of the stars in Greenleaf, airing on OWN on Wednesday nights. She’s from Baton Rouge and on a recent visit home, spoke to the Aunt of Alton Sterling.


She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her role in Greenleaf, how her hometown is recovering since the deadly shooting of Alton Sterling and the police officers and more.



On Baton Rouge:

“The city was shocked and rocked. Our little sleepy town all of a sudden had such tragedy.”

The dirt that Greenleaf exposes:

“It’s not as much mess in the church, it’s the family. They are an esteemed, affluent family. We’re not preaching, we’re just take a human look at what it could be.”

Click the link above to hear the entire interview.

Greenleaf airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

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