Picks and Pans Review: Alfre Woodard a Role from the Heart

UPDATED 04/27/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/27/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT

>• The ex-Desperate Housewife, 56, stars in American Violet, about a mom fighting false drug charges.

ON THE TRUE-LIFE STORY This was a story of local law enforcement wreaking havoc in the lives of people who didn't have the money to fight back. I was so excited to work on it.

ON SHOCKING A RAPPER In one scene I swear at [costar] Xzibit. He burst out laughing and said, "I can't believe Alfre Woodard said that!"

ON HER SON MEETING PRESIDENT OBAMA I wanted Duncan [15] to see a workingman in proper attire—who doesn't receive applause at the end of the day!

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