Jill Scott Joins Being Mary Jane for Season 3 Recurring Role
Being Mary Jane, the hit BET drama series starring actress Gabrielle Union, is getting an infusion of female talent when it returns for its third season on October 20.
According to published reports, singer Jill Scott and veteran actress Loretta Devine will both be joining the cast in recurring roles. Loretta will play a bookstore owner, while Jill will play the mother of Raven Goodwin’s character Niecy.
“Season 3 is about new beginnings, putting lessons learned to the test and, of course, healing,” showrunner Mara Brock Akil recently told Entertainment Weekly. “After receiving that phone call from David and getting into a car accident, Mary Jane has no other options but to work on her recovery from the accident, from toxic relationships and from her self-destructive ways. It’s a season that will remind fans why they fell in love with Mary Jane to begin with. She’s flawed and somewhat broken, but watching her piece her life together is beautiful.”