Long Slow Exhale | Rose Rollins Talks With Us About Playing The Troubled J.C. Abernathy [Exclusive]

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This week was the release of the new television drama from Spectrum Originals, Long Slow Exhale. It follows the story of J.C. Abernathy, played by Rose Rollins, a woman’s college basketball coach that is coming off a huge National title win. But things all start to quickly fall apart when she finds herself in the middle of a sexual abuse scandal that could threaten her career. As she uncovers more and more about what happened, she will have to trek carefully as her moves will affect her players as well as her family.

Long Slow Exhale

Long Slow Exhale puts us in a position where we witness a sexual abuse scandal from the administrative perspective. What happens when a head coach of a successful basketball team finds out that her support system may be covering up a sexual assault case that affected one of her players. In her pursuit of the truth, she will struggle with who she can trust. But she may not be free of guilt, as a past event can threaten her way of life. Every decision she makes could cost her everything.


With so many questions about Long Slow Exhale, LRM Online‘s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Rose Rollins about J.C. Abernathy. She shares with us where she found the inspiration for her character. As well as telling us how her status may be blinding their ability to do the right thing. It was a great conversation that you can check out below!

Here is the synopsis for Spectrum Original’s Long Slow Exhale.

Spectrum drama series “Long Slow Exhale” is set in the high-stakes world of women’s college basketball. The 12-episode series follows J.C. Abernathy (Rollins), a successful Head Coach of a competitive women’s college basketball team who finds herself in the middle of a potentially career shattering sexual abuse scandal. As she tries to find the truth among the many secrets she uncovers, she has to make hard decisions that will affect her, her family and the team of female athletes who all rely on her.

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