Morris Chestnut And Verizon have worked together during EssenceFest for the past several years, often discussing the intersection between technology and entertainment, and spreading the word about the wireless carrier’s Domestic Violence initiative, HopeLine. This year, though, the “Perfect Guy” star and Verizon did something even more incredible to support women — specifically local New Orleans women — during the annual Essence Festival and Morris told us all about it. Check out our interview with him above as he reveals the work they did this year and why participating in efforts like this is so important to him.

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