The ultimate season of FX’s Pose appears to be setting us up for a number of heartbreaking goodbyes, and within the newest episode, we study that Pray Inform (Billy Porter) could also be dying from AIDS-related lymphoma. After being instructed he has six months to stay by “a white man in a lab coat with low cost footwear,” Pray decides it is time he tells these he cares for that he loves them and forgive those that’ve wronged him up to now. This brings him dwelling to Pennsylvania for the primary time in 20 years to reconnect together with his household, and naturally, Pose delivered when it got here to casting Amen‘s Anna Maria Horsford as his mom and The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air‘s Janet Hubert and 227/Sister, Sister‘s Jackée Harry as his aunts.
“When @janetmock & I discussed Pray Tell’s mama and aunties we KNEW we would have liked actors who’re instantly recognizable and whose work is timeless,” showrunner Steven Canals tweeted in the course of the episode’s premiere Might 16. “Enter @AMHorsford, @JackeeHarry, & @OGJanetHubert! You are welcome world.” A fan of the present from the start, Harry tweeted her pleasure for the episode, saying, “Words can’t describe how thrilled I am to have been included within the last season of #PoseFX. As an enormous fan since day 1, to seem on-screen with this groundbreaking solid is really a dream come true! Immense because of @janetmock & @StevenCanals for bringing me into your world.” Horsford additionally shared that she was “honored to be a part of this powerful episode about religion, reality, and acceptance.”
Not solely was their work thought-about timeless and impactful by Canals, however Horsford, Hubert, and Harry’s work remains to be significant to Porter. “He stated, ‘You all had a part of my life. You all had part of my world, you had been all a part of my world going by way of all of what I have been by way of. You all held a spot in my life,'” Hubert instructed the New York Submit. “And we had been so touched . . . We had been on a Zoom learn, and we had been crying as a result of he was so honest in saying, ‘You all held a spot for me’ at a time the place he wanted one thing.”