Lifetime 'Highway to Heaven': 5 things you need to know about Jill Scott
The loss of a loved one can be one of the most devasting incidents to happen to anyone, especially if it's sudden and things are left unsaid. Almost all of us have experienced loss in some way or the other and may have wished to be able to say things we regret not saying when they were alive.
Lifetime's 'Highway to Heaven' will follow a sweet story based on this idea as we see Angela Stewart who's actually an angel help a grieving child Cody and his family after the tragic loss of his mother Melissa. The trailer showcases Angela performing acts to make Cody happy as he copes with it all. We see him be able to read what his mother has to say to him with Angela working her magic. Read on to know more about the talented cast of Lifetime's new movie.
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Jill Scott as Angela Stewart
Jill Heather Scott is an American singer, songwriter, model, poet, and actress. She was born on April 4, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an only child who was raised by her mother, Joyce Scott, and her grandmother. Scott recollects a happy childhood and was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. Her initial plan was to to become a high school English teacher, but her plans changed and she dropped out of college. Scott made her film debut in 2007 in Hounddog and Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married?'and followed it up with the BBC/HBO series 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency'. She began her performing career as a spoken word artist, appearing at live poetry readings to perform her work and was eventually discovered by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots who invited her to join the band in the studio with it resulting in a co-writing credit for Scott on the song, 'You Got Me'. Scott was the first artist signed to Steve McKeever's 'Hidden Beach Recordings' label and released her debut album, 'Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol.' 1 in the year 2000. She experienced a little attention and chart success with the single 'A Long Walk', eventually earning a Grammy nomination in early 2003 for Best Female Vocal Performance. Although she lost then, she went on to win a Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance for 'Cross My Mind' in 2005. She has gone on to release more albums and also starred in the CW show 'Black Lightning', 'Black-ish', and more. She will be playing the angel Angela Stewart in ' Highway to Heaven'.
Barry Watson as Bruce Banks
Michael Barrett Watson is an American actor. He was born on April 23, 1974, as the third child of four to a paralegal and an attorney. His venture into the showbiz world happened quite early with him beginning his modeling career at the age of eight after moving to Dallas, Texas. While he lived there he studied acting at the Dallas Young Actors Studio with director Linda Seto. At fifteen, he moved to Burbank, California, where he immediately bagged a six-month contract on the soap opera 'Days of Our Lives', but moved back to finish graduation. At 19 he moved back to Los Angeles and worked as a valet while auditioning for roles. He landed guest spots in many television series such as 'Baywatch' and 'Sister, Sister' and was also chosen for a minor role on the Aaron Spelling series 'Malibu Shores'. Although a brief stint, it led him to being cast in Aaron Spelling's next project '7th Heaven' for which he finally gained much recognition for his portrayal as Matt Camden. Over the span of his career he has starred in works that include 'What About Brian', 'Samantha Who?', 'The Loudest Voice', 'Masters of Sex' amongst others. He will be playing the role of a high school principal Bruce Banks in 'Highway to Heaven'.
Other cast members
The rest of the cast consists of Ben Daon as Cody, Robert Moloney as Jeff, Victoria Bidewell as Vanessa. Ashley Ross as Melissa.
'Highway to Heaven' will release on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 8 pm ET. on the Lifetime channel.