Dianne Wiest discusses aspects of her character Miriam McLusky on the hit show Mayor of Kingstown, now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

“I have been interested and active in a very small way in the prison system in America, which is really abysmal. So I was immediately drawn to Mayor of Kingstown because that’s what it’s about. The racism, the horrible racism, the poverty, and the constant injustices in our justice system. So I was very, very interested. And interested to try and reach by teaching, to try and give these disenfranchised souls a spark of something other than what they’ve always known. Which is cruelty and violence and poverty, and to say there’s something out there that you can latch on to if you allow yourselves, that will make your perspective change.”

Full interview on V13 Media

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