The cast of #FreeRayshawn say although the series was shot a year ago, they’re not surprised the timeless of the drama. Laurence Fishburne, Stephan James and Jasmine Cephas Jones have all earned Emmy nominations. (Aug. 28)
- What's your name?
- Lieutenant Steven Poincy. You're in a bad spot. I came up here to try and help you with that.
LAURENCE FISHBURNE: That was the reason to-- to tell this story, to take this part, and why I'm so grateful for the Emmy nomination, that we're getting this kind of recognition for telling this kind of story. That's unusual.
STEPHAN JAMES: We all know how unfortunately timely a story like this is. We shot "#Freerayshawn" probably a year ago now, and-- and to just see, you know, some of the things that have transpired since then, you know, it's really just telling why we do the work we do.
LAURENCE FISHBURNE: I think we're getting it better. I think it's getting better. I think people's eyes are opening. I think their hearts are changing. Their minds are changing. And that they are beginning to recognize that diversity is one of our greatest strengths in this country.
I think people are even recognizing the fact that this country has always been diverse. The system has been set up in such a way that one group benefits more than others. And now, people are calling for change, and I think that's a good thing and an encouraging sign.