Today’s Guest: Sharon Leal, actress, Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day and Why Did I Get Married
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of handsome young actors who hope Sharon Leal will cast one of them as co-star in her next movie… in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
Actress Sharon Leal is a woman loosed… and on the verge. A review of the one-time “Guiding Light” star’s recent credits support this, with ever more visible roles.
That was her in two Tyler Perry movies, Why Did I Get Married and its sequel. And she’s been all over TV, including runs on “Boston Public,” “Private Practice,” “Hellcats” and two episodes of one of my recent favorites, USA’s “Suits.”
SHARON LEAL podcast excerpt: “It did feel like we had this big mountain to climb with limited resources. And at the end of the day, it’s a film I’m real proud of… African-American (actors) have to work harder than the Average Joe because there is a landscape (in Hollywood) where there aren’t a lot of roles for us.”
Now she’s in the lead role in T.D. Jakes Ministries’ emotional new theatrical release, Woman Thou Art Loosed!: On the 7th Day, starring opposite Blair Underwood. Also in the cast is the legendary Pam Grier.
I haven’t seen the film, which is a sequel of sorts to 2004’s Woman Thou Art Loosed, and is described as a dramatic thriller involving the kidnapping of the young daughter of Leal and Underwood’s characters. The movie is directed by Neema Barnette.