Sheryl Lee Ralph of Abbott Elementary Believe Gregory and Janine Need Therapy
Written by Site Hub on June 8, 2023
As we patiently wait for season 3 of ABC’s Abbott Elementary, cast member Sheryl Lee Ralph spoke out on the season 2 finale where fan favorites Gregory and Janine, played by Tyler James Williams and Quinta Brunson, deciding to remain friends rather than explore their once-budding romantic relationship. Ralph, who plays veteran teacher Barbara Howard, revealed she “used to” champion the idea but has since changed her position.
Ralph stated: “I know I’m in the show, but watching it, I was like, ‘Oh my God, this [would make] such a great movie.’ And the love between them? I just wanted to shout, ‘Yes, man, go on and kiss the girl,’” the former Broadway star revealed, recalling the two almost sharing a kiss in season 2’s episode titled “Holiday Hookah. “But that is not what happened. It didn’t work out that way…I don’t know what the writers have planned, but if they were real people, I would say, ‘Look, you two young people, you need some therapy. You’ve got some issues that you need to work out, and that’s what you need to do before you take any of this further.’”