Actress Jasmine Guy made use of a break between roles to stress the importance of reading to elementary school students in Memphis.

Guy, who starred as Velma Kelly in a road production of the musical "Chicago" and also appeared as Whitley Gilbert in the 1990s sitcom "A Different World," read to youngsters Friday at Hanley Elementary School.

"No matter what you do in life, you have to be able to read," she told the youngsters.