Keith David on What Makes Bishop James Greenleaf a Unique Role

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Having appeared in more than 100 films and countless stage productions, Keith David has performed a stunning range of roles. In OWN's new mega-church drama Greenleaf, Keith inhabits Bishop James Greenleaf, the powerful head pastor of Greenleaf World Ministries in Memphis, Tennessee.

As Oprah points out in this exclusive interview, Keith has played preachers before. What makes Bishop James different?

"I get to explore him more fully than most other ones I've played before," Keith explains. "What I love about this exploration is, you know, the preacher is just a man. Either you want to be like him or you don't want to be like him. That's ministry."

Here, Keith shares why starring in Greenleaf has been a ball, and Oprah explains that Keith agreeing to take on a lead role is what really solidified the project.

Tune in for the two-night season premiere on Tuesday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and Wednesday, June 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and 10 p.m. ET/PT. The remaining episodes will air regularly on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.