Those that follow Greenleaf know that tensions have been brewing between the characters of Grace “GiGi” Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge) and her villainous uncle, Robert “Mac” McCready (GregAlan Williams) for quite some time. Well, it all came to a head in a surprising, bloody brawl that left audiences speechless and wondering how in the world they can wait for answers until August when the season returns.
After such an unforgettable cliffhanger, it was only fitting to allow viewers to extend the conversation through a special episode of OWN Tonight – the network’s LIVE after show – which featured GregAlan, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) and Iyanla Vanzant (OWN’s Iyanla, Fix My Life). Needless to say, the trio not only discussed questions that lingered after the finale, but they also took a deeper dive into the character of Mac and what/who he represents in the personal experiences of people all over the world.
Playing a villain, let alone a pedophile, is no easy task, and today, GregAlan is speaking out about it in a very candid, never-before-seen video! “Mac McCready is an abuser. Mac McCready is a rapist and he’s real. Real in the sense that there are people in our world, in our community, in our institutions who hurt children,” he says. “One of the things I’m grateful for, as I encounter Greenleaf viewers… they understand that GregAlan and Mac McCready are different people. They understand that I’m an actor portraying a character and I’m really, really grateful for that.”
Hear what else GregAlan has to say by viewing the exclusive here: http://bit.ly/GregAlanOnMac.
Greenleaf returns this August on Wednesdays at 10/9c, only on OWN!
ABOUT GREGALAN WILLIAMS
GregAlan Williams plays Robert “Mac” McCready, the brother of Bishop James Greenleaf’s wife, Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield), on OWN’s new drama Greenleaf. Greg Alan’s broad list of acting credits include recurring roles on the USA Network show Necessary Roughness, BET’s The Game and HBO’s The Sopranos. His 250 primetime appearances also include The West Wing, NCIS: Los Angeles and Castle, to name a few. Greg Alan’s film career boasts 42 feature films, including classics such as Remember the Titans (starring alongside Denzel Washington) and Old School (starring Will Ferrell). And, of course, there is Greg Alan’s seven seasons as beach cop Garner Ellerbee on the most watched television show in the world, Baywatch. GregAlan’s 30-year career also includes work with Pulitzer Prize Winner August Wilson, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Chicago’s Goodman Theater, as well as the Twin Cities’ world-renowned Penumbra and Mixed Blood theater companies.
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