Jill Scott Interview

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I did the following interview with singer-actress Jill Scott a few years ago on the eve of an acclaimed Lifetime movie she starred in called Sins of the Mother.  In it she plays a recovering alcoholic trying to mend the fences broken between herself and her daughter, who’s now a mother herself, years before.  In the depths of her addiction Scott’s characterNona emotionally and physically abandonded her daughter, Shay.  The daughter, played by Nicole Beharie, has become estranged from her mother.  When Shay visits her mother the old wounds get reeopend and the story becomes one of forgiveness, redemption, discovery, and transformation as the two women work through the pain to find a new truth.  Scott’s portrayal of Nona rings absolutely natural and authentic.  The movie was adapted from a well-received novel, Orange Mint and Honey, by Omaha native Carleen Brice.  You can find on this…

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