Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

My favorite diva—Sheryl Lee Ralph—is coming to TNT’s CLAWS.

According to S&A, Ms. Ralph will star as Matilde Ruval, the mother of Desna’s (Niecy Nash) mysterious new love interest, Gregory Ruval (Jimmy Jean-Louis).

This should be an exciting role for the original “Dreamgirl” who has been having a ball playing the rough and tough Mama Colton on MacGyver. She will also have a recurring role of BET’s The Quad and most recently appeared on Netflix’s Step Sisters and alongside Morgan Freeman on the big screen in Just Getting Started.

“That’s my friend!!! She finna, she finna come through on #ClawsTNT like a beast! Wait for it 😱 @diva3482 🙌🏽,” said Nash on Instagram.

CLAWS is a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a South Florida nail salon. It follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. CLAWS is about good women caught in bad places with worse men. It’s the story of hardworking women trying to get by in this economy, set against the surreal, bright, gritty landscape of Florida and the luscious, absurd, extreme excesses of the crime world.

Stay tuned…

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