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Queen Sugar’s Cast Pays Tribute to Ava Duvernay Before Series Finale!

Following a raw look at the life of a Black family in the South, as seen through the Bordelons, who fight to preserve their land and legacy in the fictional St. Josephine Parish in Louisiana, Queen Sugar is coming to an end after kicking off its final season of the series on OWN on Tuesday (Sept. 6). The show, which first premiered in 2016, follows a story about the Bordelon’s. The Bordelons live in Louisiana.

The television series stars Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Bianca Lawson, Rutina Wesley, Tina Lifford, Omar Dorsey, and Kofi Siriboe. The series is based on the book written by Natalie Baszile and was created by Ava DuVernay.

The end of an era has arrived! Season 7, the series conclusion, has here; how are you feeling?

Bianca Lawson:

I believe I’m getting too near to it right now. We’re still in production, so once that’s done, I’ll have a better idea of how I feel. In addition, given that I am 43 years old, In many respects, it feels like a fresh chapter.

Rutina Wesley:

Because I’m still processing, I don’t have an answer for you yet. It’s been a long time since I’ve been a part of a family and appeared on a show. It’s bittersweet because I’m delighted, overjoyed, and heartbroken all at the same time. But then I’m extremely grateful that I was able to be a part of this, that I felt able to contribute my work in this way.

I believe it’s a new way for people to see me. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to put into words what this [show] meant to me and how it changed me as a person.

Tina Lifford:

I’m appreciative. I feel finished. Being a part of such an outstanding legacy makes me happy.

Omar Dorsey:

We told an incredible story, and I truly feel a sense of completeness. We are fortunate to have had seven years to tell this narrative; most shows do not. Everything was left at the door, ready for the homeowner to unpack, view, and enjoy at home.


An era is coming to an end. How are you all feeling as we approach the seventh season and series finale?

Brittany Lawson

I believe that I am currently too close to it. We are still in the production phase, so once that is through, I will have a better idea of how I feel. Additionally, along with the fact that I am 43 In many ways, it resembles the beginning of a new chapter.


I don’t currently have a response for you because I’m still thinking about it. Being a member of a family and appearing on a show has taken a lot of time. I’m overwhelmed, ecstatic, and sad, so it’s bittersweet. I’m then really appreciative that I was able to take part in this and that I felt I had the chance to showcase my work in this manner.

People may not have previously seen me in this way, in my opinion. I doubt that I’ll ever truly be able to express in words how much this [program] meant to me and how it changed me as a person.

Tina Lifford:

I’m thankful. I feel whole. I’m honored to contribute to a remarkable heritage.

Omar Dorsey:

I genuinely feel a sense of completion because we told such a fantastic tale. We are fortunate to have had seven years to tell this story because shows typically don’t have that much time. Everything was left at the door, ready to be taken home, unpacked, and viewed indefinitely.

With Season 7, OWN’s “Queen Sugar” will come to an end.

Are there any words of appreciation or thanks you would like to express to the extraordinary Ava DuVernay for creating Queen Sugar?

BL: [Ava]

You can tell [she] is very cooperative and present because you get the impression that she genuinely cares about you and wants you to succeed. She desires for everyone to feel cared for and seen.


I simply want to thank her for the chance! Opportunities are presented to you, but ultimately, it is up to you to enter the building. Simply put, I’m grateful that she left the door open for me so that I could pass through.


Ava is not merely the creative force, the artistic director, the writer, or the visionary. Ava the publicist, however, is also responsible for helping to ‘create’ a new dynamic and reality for Black people in front of and behind the camera. She is aware of how this sector of the economy operates. She can change the terrain in such a short amount of time because of her rapid thinking, intellect, and bravery. build a solid place for herself and what she stands for. You can’t help but admire who she is a great deal! I’m incredibly appreciative.


Ava’s mind and spirit are the only sources for this description of Queen Sugar. Her passion project is this. She had the child.

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