On OWN’s Next Chapter, these powerhouses confessed that they’d purchase tickets, sit in the theater and support their star-studded drama about White House butler Cecil Gaines.
Gaines, played by WHITAKER, served eight presidents including Ronald Reagan, and had a front row seat to history and politics as America—and his family—changed.
The cast delivers stellar performances, including DAVID OYELOWO and YAYA ALAFIA as Freedom Riders turned Black Panthers. OPRAH WINFREY, MARIAH CAREY, CUBA GOODING JR. and LENNY KRAVTIZ all disappear into these layered characters who do an excellent job at bringing race relations at the time to life.
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