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Rolling out sat down with the leading ladies of Lifetime‘s biopic “Salt-N-Pepa” to learn how they brought to life the iconic, Grammy Award-winning, first ladies of hip-hop. Actress Laila Odom talked about what it was like for her to be cast as Pepa over Egypt Criss, the real Pepa’s (Sandra Denton) daughter. GG Townson, who portrayed Salt, went into detail about what it was like getting one-on-one coaching by the real Salt (Cheryl James). The ladies also recounted their personal experiences while filming in Canada, including working with director Mario Van Peebles, casting director Lea Daniels-Butler and much more. To watch the Star Studio interview click play above.

The biopic debuted on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. EST on the Lifetime Network.

Lead actors in ‘Salt-N-Pepa’ biopic describe portraying 1st ladies of hip-hop