Thursday, September 8, 2016



(New Orleans, LA.) --The 2-day premiere of "Queen Sugar" on THE OWN NETWORK left us breathless this week.  While we wait for its triumphant return NEXT WEDNESDAY, Varion Walton wraps up her special assignment report with cast member Dondre Whitfield. The veteran actor shares how media mogul, Oprah Winfrey is urging the world to "reimagine" television when it comes to a scripted drama series. Plus, Dondre tells us why he will always be endearing to the role of "Robert" on The CosbyShow.  Varion Walton also has the scoop on the role Dondre' beautiful wife and ctress Salli Richardson-Whitfield is playing in future episodes of "Queen Sugar!"

Queen Sugar-OWN Network

Queen Sugar -OWN Network
The 2-day premiere on OWN TV is leaving audiences on the edge of their seats as the Bordelon siblings, Nova (True Blood's Rutina Wesley), Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner),  all children of Ernest (Veteran Actor Glynn Turman) - a sugar cane farmer and black landowner in St. Josephine Parish falls on hard times and failing health.  

The new drama, inspired by a novel written by Natalie Bazile slowly, methodically takes the viewer through three generations of Bordelons,  their plight, their fury and weaknesses when it comes to being a dysfunctional family.

Varion Walton got an opportunity to talk with Dondre Whitfield and other cast members this summer during her extensive coverage of The Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.    

Queem Sugar- OWN Network

Whitfield plays a love-interest of Charley who is nursing a broken heart after being publicly humilated in a sex scandal involving her husband and members of the fictional NBA team where he serves as team captain.

PRESS PLAY and check out Dondre' description of shooting his love scenes with his wife Salli on the other side of the camera. VISION/VOICE/VARION..."your source for ALL THINGS SUGAR!"

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