6. Who is going to play Olivia’s mother?
The revelation of Joe Morton as Olivia's father got everyone wondering who would or should play her mother. For some, the logical choice was Jasmine Guy, who expressed her interest on Twitter — it would be familiar ground for Guy and Morton, who played opposite each other as near-newlyweds on “A Different World” in 1992. How perfect would it be to see Whitley and Byron reunited?! But, an Essence poll shows that most viewers want to see Phylicia Rashad as the senior Ms. Pope. It's a fitting choice — both Washington and Rashad are eloquent, fast-talking, no-mess takers. (Read more on The Root.)