Jenifer Lewis plays the role of Margeline in the new Netflix holiday special, Christmas on the Square.
Hollywood star Jenifer Lewis delivers a sensational performance as a member of the star-studded cast in Dolly Parton’s new Netflix film, Christmas on the Square. Lewis portrays Margeline, a lovable beauty shop owner from Fullerville. Her larger-than-life role is sure to make an indelible impression as she lights up the screen with luminous joy.
Lewis has enjoyed a long and illustrious career, appearing in many notable movies and television series. Like Dolly, she comes from a small town and a big family. The youngest of seven children, she was born and raised in Kinloch, MO. When asked about her favorite Christmas memories from childhood, Jenifer was transported back to a very special time with her mother, one she says she had almost forgotten. Her inner child lit up as she recalled the tradition. She said,
“Every Christmas morning, I almost forgot this, I got to go with my mother at six in the morning. It was still dark, and I would get to ring the church bell.”
Her zest for life, infectious joy and contagious laughter are some of her many wonderful qualities – on and off screen. In a conversation about fun moments on set, fellow cast member Treat Williams remarks, “Anytime I was on set with Jenifer was a fun moment…Jenifer was our entertainment and our sense of humor!”
After seeing the screening of Christmas on the Square, Lewis shared her reaction to the movie-musical extravaganza.
“I laughed. I cried. It made me think. It made me relax during these quarantine times. And all I could think about was how the world is going to enjoy this, how the world needs this movie now.”
The world does indeed need this movie, and the world also needs more warm, wonderful people like Jenifer Lewis!
Jenifer Lewis is an AIDS awareness advocate. She has performed in more than 15 AIDS Walks around the country.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Seasonal cheer comes to a screeching halt when a cold-hearted woman tries to sell her hometown’s land. Can music, magic and memories change her mind? Find out in Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square coming to Netflix on November 22, 2020. Starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Treat Williams and Jenifer Lewis, this new holiday musical features 14 original Dolly songs. It’s sure to become a holiday hit for years to come.