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Morris Chestnut wows fans at ‘Rosewood’ screening in Harlem

Photo by Steed Media Service
Photo by Steed Media Service

Morris Chestnut made an appearance at the Schomburg Museum in Harlem on Monday night, Sep. 14, 2015. Chestnut and his elegant wife, Pamela, were guests at the screening of his new FOX drama “Rosewood,” where he plays his first primetime TV lead role.

Fans gave standing ovations, expressing their admiration for his vision and body of work. During the Q-and-A session, fans praised Chestnut for his past film roles in Boyz n the Hood, The Best Man, and The Best Man Holiday. It’s no surprise to anyone that he’s secured the lead role for “Rosewood.”

In character as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, he’s a gifted, private pathologist who suffers with a potentially debilitating illness. One fan asked, “What’s it like to play a character with a health challenge?”

Photo by Steed Media Service
Photo by Steed Media Service

Morris replied saying it makes people “live their lives to the fullest.” He wants to live his life and add a bit of joy to the lives of others, having a positive attitude toward all. He is thankful for all of his progress in the TV and film industry.

It was wonderful to see the crowd give him such a warm welcoming and praise his co-stars Gabrielle Dennis, Jaina Lee Ortiz and Lorraine Toussaint, who play his sister, partner in crime solving and mother, respectively.

In “Rosewood,” Chestnut showcases how staying connected with family, ties to the community and supportive friends can keep a community strong.

“Rosewood” debuts on FOX on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. EST.

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