Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Lynn Whitfield & Phylicia Rashad Recollect on Their Careers and Why Diversity Matters

Lynn Whitfield - Phylicia Rashad

*Last week (08-28-19) EURweb was at The Paley Center of Media in Beverly Hills for the red carpet where two of Hollywood’s finest: NAACP Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield and Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad sat for a special conversation that discussed the cultural, the creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms.

The Paley Center of Media’s PaleyLive programs allows for entertainment fans the opportunity to engage with casts and creative teams with the goal of expanding society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of media.

These two ladies have dazzled in countless entertainment roles on the big screen, television, and on the stage. Lynn Whitfield, who most recently has starred in OWN’s “Greenleaf” as “First Lady” Daisy Mae and Phylicia Rashad, who will star as Dr. Woods-Trap in the upcoming drama series “David Makes Man” also on OWN. There is no denying these actresses are entertainment queen’s in the industry with careers that span five decades they had plenty of insight and wisdom and were happy to share.

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EURweb associate DeAnJilo Platt-Friday was able to speak to the leading ladies before they went in for the panel discussion and their grace and presence shined throughout the evening as you would expect. Check out our conversation with them via the player at the top of the page as Lynn Whitfield shares about some of her favorite roles in her career and Phylicia Rashad gets very passionate in sharing her thoughts about seeing more diversity and representation in the press and media.

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