Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, best known for her role as ‘Dee Mitchell’ on the mid 90’s sitcom “Moesha”, is back on the big screen starring in the film “Christmas In Compton”. She sat down with Philadelphia radio’s Cappuccino (Power 99) to discuss the re-election of President Barack Obama, her new movie, book and more. Use the media player below to listen.
“I love that I was given the opportunity to create a very down to earth, afro-centric character. It’s O.K. to celebrate Kwanza, natural girls rock – this is part of who we are also. I feel very strongly about portraying positive role models, especially for women. I was happy that I was able to spread words to help other people – – – to let your children live and to understand you can’t rule them.” – Sheryl Lee Ralph
Synopsis: BIG EARL, the owner of a Christmas tree lot in Compton, and a man with a big heart and a big vision, demands success from everyone around him. All kinds of trouble erupts the week before Christmas when his son, DERRICK, part-time music producer and part-time Christmas tree lot employee, crosses the line to prove to Big Earl that he is a success. The colorful characters that populate the tree lot cause additional complications for Derrick as he tries to solve his problems secretly. Things spiral out of Derrick’s control, jeopardizing the survival of the lot, and more importantly, his relationship with his father. What Derrick needs is a miracle; a Christmas miracle in Compton.