Lynn Whitfield Defends Lady Mae

Season 2
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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."