Will you be watching Underground???
Jurnee Smollett And Aldis Hodge Talk “Underground”
Tonight on WGN America’s “Underground” viewers will see the journey of Noah, a brave slave who becomes inspired to fight for a better life, so much so that he’ll risk it all on a 600 mile journey via the Underground railroad.
They’ll also meet Rosalee, a house slave who despite being shy and mild mannered, finds the courage to join him.
Above Aldis Hodge who plays Noah and Jurnee Smollett-Bell who plays Rosalee dish to BOSSIP about WGN America’s new groundbreaking series executive produced by John Legend.
“Although it takes place in 1857, the people who ran in the Underground Railroad were the people who made that choice to rebel to do something so courageous that they go up against these obstacles because they cannot accept the current state of society and they can’t accept the fact that society says that they don’t matter,” Smollett-Bell told BOSISIP about the series.
“I think Noah has had this in him for a while,” said Hodge on his character’s decision to run. “When he was a teenager it was the first time he heard a a rumor about black folks being free. He knows Henry who’s another slave on the plantation and Henry is this younger cat who has this fire inside him and he starts seeing his old self and he says, “this matters, I really have to do this if not for me then for him.”
“Underground” airs tonight Wednesday, March 9 at 10 p.m.
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