When “Abbott Elementary” debuted on ABC, fans from across the world fell in love instantly!!
Elle sat down to speak with Sheryl Lee Ralph to discuss the show.
When asked about the experience of working with Brunson and the entire cast and crew for Abbott Elementary, Ralph had excitement over the team culture. “I love the magic and vision of Quinta Brunson,” she says. Though Ralph is an industry veteran, she considers herself a lifelong learner and says she’s learned a lot from working on the show. “My mother once asked me, ‘Why is that woman still wearing blue eyeshadow? Doesn’t she know it’s out of style?’” Ralph says. “It was the idea of staying current and at the very least discovering a new shade of blue.”
Abbott Elementary is the newest hit ABC series about group of dedicated, passionate teachers and a slightly tone-deaf principal that find themselves thrown together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.