Lynn Whitfield Defends Lady Mae
We asked Lynn Whitfield, the gifted actress who plays Lady Mae Greenleaf on OWN's hit drama Greenleaf, what question she gets asked most often by fans. Her answer: People want to know whether she's really like her character. Here, Lynn reveals that she rejects the simplistic perception that Lady Mae is "the b-word," which, she says, is a double standard. She views Lady Mae as someone who has "very high morals and very lofty desires"—and who isn't shy about "trying to create the world that she wants."