The actor teased her upcoming look on the hit sitcom throughout a shock video message at 2023 PaleyFest in Los Angeles.
Whereas Quinta Brunson could not attend the “Abbott Elementary” panel at 2023 PaleyFest April 1 due to her “Saturday Night Live” hosting duties, she did ship in a candy video message thanking followers for his or her help.
However Brunson wasn’t the one actor greeting the viewers with a shock video message.
Earlier than the Los Angeles occasion ended, Taraji P. Henson introduced she is going to seem on the present April 12, the penultimate episode of the season, as Janine’s mom.
The viewers on the Dolby Theatre erupted with applause and cheers as Henson stated within the clip, “You already met her sister so why not make it a household affair.”
“Now I can’t share too many particulars with you so that you’ll need to tune in to ABC, April 12,” the “Empire” star stated. “However I can assure you that it will be a riot.”
Henson added, “I’ve been a fan of ‘Abbott Elementary’ since day one. I’m so pleased with Quinta, and I used to be excited to affix her and the wonderful solid.”
The Twitter account for the mockumentary additionally tweeted an image of Brunson and Henson in costume, confirming the information.
“About that episode titled ‘mother’ you noticed earlier,” the present captioned the picture.
To this point, followers have discovered all through Season Two that Janine and her mother have an estranged relationship.
On the panel, Sheryl Lee Ralph joked that earlier than Janine and Gregory begin courting they each have to go to remedy. Ralph stated Gregory, performed by Tyler James Williams, has “daddy points.”
“And I would like Janine to get into remedy for herself as a result of she’s acquired mommy points and sister points,” she added.
Beforehand, Ayo Edebiri visitor starred in particular person on the hit sitcom as Janine’s sister, Ayesha, in Episode 18 of Season Two, “Instructor Appreciation.” Edebiri had beforehand appeared on the ABC present in a video name together with her sister throughout Episode 14, “Valentine’s Day.”
Janine and Ayesha’s battle got here to a head throughout an intense recreation night time in Episode 18. Janine accused her sister of abandoning her and their mom by shifting away from Philadelphia at a younger age. On the finish of the episode, the 2 realized they had been each doing their finest to care for themselves and their mom.
Fellow solid members Janelle James and Chris Perfetti, who had been in Florida and New York engaged on different initiatives, additionally shocked the PaleyFest viewers by showing nearly throughout the panel.