Jenifer Lewis stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new movie, The Magic City.

Michael Rowe

The veteran actress also opens up on her longevity in Hollywood.

Derrick Bryson Taylor
Sep, 27, 2013

Actress Jenifer Lewis elaborates on her character Aunt Valerie in the new independent film The Magic City. Lewis, who's everyone's favorite TV-mom or TV-aunt, also comments on her longevity in the industry.

"I love what I do," said Lewis looking back on her career. "I have sustained because I have done the work in finding out who Jenifer is… one of the most powerful things is to know who you are."

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