Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The cast of OWN’s “Queen Sugar” is bringing that Nawlins flava to the July/August cover of EBONY Magazine and we are so here for it! Actors—Retina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Soriboe—look absolutely regal for the issue as they discuss their unique characters and much more! Check out their photos shot beautifully by Aaron Smith + excerpts from their interview below:

“That’s the thing I love about Nova; there hasn’t been a character quite like her,” Rutina Wesley, who plays Nova, the eldest Bordelon sibling states. “I love that she’s really pretty unusual, and I think she’s flawed and very human. I love that I never quite know where she’s going. And I also love that anything is possible with Nova.”
“I pull from my experiences as a Black man in America and all my brothers,” Kofi Siriboe, who plays Ralph Angel on the series told EBONY. “I see Ralph Angel in everybody.”
“Charley’s strength is a little superheroic,” Dawn-Lyen Gardner, who plays the character said. “She is really one of the most resilient characters I [believe] I’ve ever played.”

“Queen Sugar” airs on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on OWN.

Photo Credits: Aaron Smith for EBONY