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Patina Miller explains why she loves the “challenge” of playing Raquel in ‘Raising Kanan’


Ahead of Sunday’s season finale of Raising Kanan, Tony Award winner Patina Miller is explaining why taking on the challenging role of Kanan’s mother Raquel has been a godsend for her as an actor.

“Raquel is so many different things,” Miller tells ABC Audio of the fierce and gritty character. “The opportunity to really dig deep, go dark, explore many different things was… exciting to me. And it wasn’t a hard thing.”

Miller, who came off of a six-year run on Madame Secretary as press secretary Daisy Grant, says jumping from a political drama to a crime drama wasn’t seamless, but thankfully she “loves a challenge.”

“I love being able to show different sides of my craft of what I can do,” Miller shares. “And I love being able to bring my experiences, the things that I know, to each character. And so this just really fit for me because I was able to call on a lot of my past experience to help inform who my character was.”

Miller, along with star Mekai Curtis, return Sunday, September 26 at 8 p.m. ET for the season finale of Starz’s Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

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