Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People 6-10-17

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People 6-10-17

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'Claws' also shows Hollywood sisterhood

The exquisitely painted nails are out in full force on "Claws," but sisterhood is at the heart of TNT's dramedy set in a Florida nail salon.

It starts with Desna, the formidable owner of the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, who is played to the hilt by the vivid, ever-versatile Niecy Nash ("Getting On," "The Soul Man," "Masters of Sex").

"My character is everyone's mother. She mothers the world," Nash said in an interview. "It's not about her making it for herself. It's, 'I want to make this happen for all of us.'"

The series makes its debut at 8 p.m. Sunday on TNT. Her co-stars include Carrie Preston, Jenn Lyon, Judy Reyes and Karrueche Tran.

Nash sees a bond within Hollywood's growing ranks of African-American actresses, directors and producers, among them moviemaker Ava DuVernay, director Victoria Mahoney and actress Aisha Hinds. …

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