Its Only Fitting That Pray Tells Family on Pose Would Be Played by Black TV Legends

The last season of FXs Pose seems to be setting us up for a number of heartbreaking goodbyes, and in the most recent episode, we find out that Pray Tell (Billy Porter) may be dying from AIDS-related lymphoma. After being informed he has 6 months to live by “a white man in a laboratory coat with low-cost shoes,” Pray decides its time he tells those he looks after that he enjoys them and forgive those whove wronged him in the past. This brings him house to Pennsylvania for the very first time in 20 years to reconnect with his family, and naturally, Pose provided when it concerned casting Amens Anna Maria Horsford as his mom and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Airs Janet Hubert and 227/Sister, Sisters Jackée Harry as his aunties.
A fan of the program from the beginning, Harry tweeted her enjoyment for the episode, stating, “Words cant explain how delighted I am to have been consisted of in the last season of #PoseFX. As a big fan since day 1, to appear on-screen with this groundbreaking cast is really a dream come true! Horsford also shared that she was “honored to be a part of this powerful episode about reality, acceptance, and faith.”
You all held an area in my life,” Hubert informed the New York Post. “And we were so touched … We were on a Zoom read, and we were crying because he was so genuine in saying, You all held a place for me at a time where he required something.”