An Individual from "Abbott Elementary"

Sheryl Lee Ralph discusses the role on "Abbott Elementary" she had originally envisioned playing. 

The director's note that ultimately earned her an Emmy. 

When Sheryl Lee Ralph first read the "Abbott Elementary" pilot script written by Quinta Brunson. 

She immediately knew which role she wanted to play, that of Ava Coleman. 

The inept administrator who only seems to have her own interests at heart.

Brunson had an additional thought. She was only a few words away from exclaiming, "Oh, hell no!" says Ralph 

We require a queen for Barbara Howard, she declared. That queen is you, my dear! .

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