The Nelson Mandela Foundation is calling on people around the world to support the creation of an official Mandela Day, to be held annually on July 18, Mr. Mandela’s birthday. It's real and human and awful all at the same time. [3] While the Applewhites are regarded as the first major black characters on the series,[4][5] Cherry stated that the role of Betty was originally offered to two white film actresses, both of whom turned it down due to financial and time commitment issues. He tells her what really happened, and Betty stops Caleb from eating the ice cream. Actress Alfre Woodard and son Duncan,15, attended the Mandela Day: A 46664 Celebration Concert at Radio City Music Hall on July 18, 2009 in New York City. Home » NEWS » ALFRE WOODARD AND SON CELEBRATE ‘MANDELA DAY’. Actress Alfre Woodard and son Duncan,15, attended the Mandela Day: A 46664 Celebration Concert at Radio City Music Hall on July 18, 2009 in New York City. Moreover, Duncan regularly shares photos of him with his family and friends playing golf on his Instagram. Because of the way she bought her house, she arouses the suspicions of the housewives. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. After she comes to, Betty decides to leave Wisteria Lane. While Danielle attempts to break into her mother's safe, Matthew heads to the Applewhite home to pick up some cash. ( Log Out /  Alfre Woodard's husband Roderick Spencer shares a rare selfie of the couple at the recent "See" premiere, much to the amusement of their fans. According to Matthew, Betty loved Caleb more than she loved him. He praised Woodard's acting as well as her character's storyline, opining, "there's something so inherently warm and maternal in Woodard's performance, such apple-pie wholesomeness, that it makes her touches of menace all the more chilling. Matthew had Caleb blamed. Matthew tricks his brother into going to Danielle's house to rape her. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. "[13], Audio commentary on "One Wonderful Day" with. Alfre is the winner of Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, NAACP Image Award, and more. Check out www/mandeladay.com for more information. While living in Chicago, Matthew had an off and on relationship with a girl named Melanie Foster. Nelson Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African. "[8] However, as the season progressed, there were many complaints about Betty's lack of interaction with the other housewives. There is a confrontation with Bree as Matthew holds her at gunpoint. Alfre Woodard (/ ˈ æ l f r i ˈ w ʊ d ər d /; born November 8, 1952) is an American actress, producer, and political activist. ( Log Out /  In the first episode of season 2, she agrees to be the organist at Rex Van de Kamp's funeral at the request of Bree Van de Kamp. She packs her belongings and prepares to depart with Caleb in the middle of the night. Bree finds out and informs Betty that she will call the cops and send Caleb away forever. In jail, Betty learns that it wasn't Caleb behind Melanie Foster's murder—it was Matthew. "[1] Woodard commented that her character "never means harm... Let's just say she has flaws. But they'll never catch her. As soon as Woodard accepted the role of Betty Applewhite, she reported experiencing heavy media attention. Her color is incidental. He and Danielle hatch a scheme to have Caleb put down. Meanwhile, her son Matthew has been dating Danielle Van de Kamp, Bree's daughter. Matthew wants a "normal life" without the secrets and pressures of keeping a fugitive out of sight. Matthew lied to Bree and Danielle Van de Kamp saying that Virgil was dead when the Applewhites first meet the Van de Kamps. Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's daughter, Kaavia 'Shady Baby' Wade, is celebrating her 2nd birthday... Matt Barnes and his ex-wife  Gloria Govan came together to celebrate their twins 12th birthday... Safaree's new music video for his single 'Credit' features his baby girl, Safire. Woodard and Spencer have been married for 36 years and are one of the strongest Hollywood couples there is. Betty is an astute woman not to be trifled with, as revealed in unpleasant and threatening exchanges with Bree. Alfre Woodard: When Juanita says, “I’m a ghetto cliché," it’s a comment on how people look on her situation. I think it was just so implausible and just an image that Black folks don't want to see: their child chained and shackled in the basement. All the latest celebrity gossip, news with exclusive stories and pictures, entertainment, celebrity babies, showbiz stories, youtubers. Betty takes Caleb on a picnic where she treats him to a bowl of ice cream that she has poisoned. [2] He clarified: "There's nothing strategically black about her character. Betty married young to a man named Virgil Applewhite. In his review of the fourth season premiere, Matt Roush of TV Guide complimented the addition of Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany), writing "while she's obviously harboring a dark secret, at least there's no one trapped in the basement. Stunning equestrienne, 29-year-old Mavis Spencer is the oldest daughter of 4-time Emmy-award-winning actress Alfre Woodard and writer-producer Roderick Spencer. [While reviewing the Extra Juicy Edition of the DVD of the second season, Kristopowitz noted that many of the bad reviews received by the second season were because of Betty. Betty decides that this dark chapter of her life is over. It was like, 'Really? Moreover, Duncan regularly shares photos of him with his family and friends playing golf on his Instagram. "[6] Woodard stated that she had never seen the show before accepting the role, something that led the producers to send her fifteen episodes of the show, which she divided amongst various family members. Betty calls Bree, who is in a psychiatric hospital, and warns her that they need to get Danielle to safety. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Caleb got there first and said that he could be her boyfriend. In a review of the second-season premiere, Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly thought that the Applewhite mystery would help reduce the show's chances of falling into a sophomore slump. After they compared storylines, Woodard recalled that she became "instantly hooked" on the series.[2]. Betty and Virgil had two sons named Matthew and Caleb Applewhite. I honestly fell off the show after that. celebrity news, entertainment, youtuber, feuds. View all posts by ecelebritymirror. However, the police show up and arrest her before she can leave. She has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. Betty is there to confront him and reveals that she has learned the shocking truth and is even more shocked that he has placed the blame on his brother. [9], Even several seasons after Betty's departure, her mystery was a target of negative reviews and comparisons. She took Matthew and Caleb with her. Betty Applewhite is the first African-American housewife to be a major character on Desperate Housewives, and is described as a "deeply religious, overbearing single mother". "[10] While reviewing the third episode of the fifth season, Tanner Stransky of Entertainment Weekly hoped that, after finding the truth behind the mystery of Dave Williams (Neal McDonough), the audience would not feel "Applewhited", commenting that "After episodes of buildup and rattling chains coming from her basement, the story line was such a disappointment.

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