It’s week two of the screenings for “Rosewood,” a FOX TV drama, which are taking place nationwide. But, it was the special guest at the Chicago screening, held at the Showplace ICON that set this event apart. TV and film actress Lorraine Toussaint (“Orange is the New Black”) was greeted by the crowd with a standing ovation as she entered the theater. A phenomenal actress, Toussaint plays the role of Donna, Dr. Beaumont Rosewood’s mother.
To the crowd’s approval, Toussaint shared what it’s like working with Chestnut, who plays the lead character, Rosewood. During an intimate Q-and-A session, attendees wanted to hear who Chestnut is the behind the scenes. She expressed that he’s a phenomenal actor, professional and superfine. The crowd cheered and screamed. She went on to share that the fabric of the cast is familial, one that really adds to their cohesiveness and makes it more dynamic.
The Juilliard graduate also explained that the storylines in “Rosewood” are universal, and relatable to all communities, no matter the ethnicity. Toussaint pointed out Chestnut is more than just a Hollywood heartthrob. Audiences will be pleased to see how he delivers and displays a range of emotions, integrity and thoughtfulness in his role as the Beethoven of private pathologists.
A mother to one daughter in real life, Toussaint enjoys playing Chestnut’s mother on the show.
“Rosewood” airs Wednesdays starting Sept. 23 on FOX. Be sure to check it out. Hats off to Lorraine Toussaint for an enchanting appearance at the Chicago screening and for connecting with fans.