Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Angela Robinson on Her TV Alter Ego

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Angela Robinson on Her TV Alter Ego

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Singer-actress Angela Robinson, performing in the Black Rep's "Dreamgirls in Concert," is having a ball portraying one of the meanest women on TV. She's shady lawyer Veronica Harrington on OWN's hit nighttime soap opera "Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots."

Q * What's it like playing Veronica?

A * I absolutely love it. I've never played a role like Veronica before. I'm having the best time. This stretches me in ways I absolutely love. There are times I want her to evolve.

I go to Mr. Perry and ask, "Do you think you can ease up on (Veronica's gay son) Jeffrey a little bit?" I come from musical theater, and I have many gay friends I adore. But what I realize in talking to my friends is they tell me people don't evolve that fast. They don't come around that quickly, and not with such a controlling character. …

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