Jill Scott Breaks Records With Lifetime Movie Debut
R&B soul-singer turned actor, Jill Scott's Lifetime Movie Network debut in 'Sins of My Mother' earned the network its second highest rating for an original movie with 2.6 million viewers. Premiering last Sunday (Feb. 21) the movie was most popular among women ages in the 25-54 age range, but also did well with 18-34 demographic.
Based on the novel 'Orange Milk and Honey' by author Carleen Brice, in the film, Scott plays Nona, a reformed alcoholic whose addiction and abusive relationship with her daughter results in their estrangement. Her daughter later returns home for a confrontation only to find that Nona, has given birth to another child and is now sober and working on transforming her life.
As of late Scott has stepped out of the musical spotlight and has been building up her acting resume. This April she will reprise her role Sheila in the second installment of Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married Too.' She also stars in the HBO series 'The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency,' which is prepping for its second season.
On the music side of things, there's no word on when Scott will drop another album, as she is currently being sued by her record label Hidden Beach. According to legal papers, the label alleges that Scott ditched them despite having three albums left on her contact. Founder, Steve McKeever claims that the Grammy winner was given million-dollar advances and time off to pursue of acting career, and has since abandoned her recording duties. She has yet to publicly respond to the litigation.