ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women In Hollywood’ Issue – What We Know!

ESSENCE’s ‘Black Women In Hollywood’ Issue

4 beautiful girls are dripping in magnificence on the duvet of ESSENCE.

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The publication has launched their annual Black Girls in Hollywood (BWIH) subject that features 4 beautiful digital covers that includes this yr’s honorees whose abilities have “contributed to the creation of an unlimited and dynamic Black cinematic universe.”

The duvet stars are actress/producer/director Nia Lengthy (You Folks)…

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Oscar-nominated actress Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)…

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actress/comic/creator Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)…

 

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and actress Chanté Adams (A Journal For Jordan).

 

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Aren’t they beautiful?

 

Contained in the publication, the honorees speak to ESSENCE about every little thing from making an affect in Hollywood, being one’s truest self, the significance of being heard, and extra…

See excerpts under.

NIA LONG ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING HEARD:

“To really make an affect and to be true to the artwork, an artist must be heard…As a result of I come to the desk having actually studied what I’m doing, not simply exhibiting up…”

AUNJANUE ELLIS ON BEING HER TRUEST SELF:

“You wish to do the entire…I felt like, Okay, effectively, I’m in these movies and stuff. I should be all this and be all that. However then I used to be like, No, I don’t. I don’t, as a result of each time I really feel like I make that effort to current in that manner, it’s an astronomical failure. I believe that’s the universe saying to me, ‘Lady, it’s okay being you. You already know what you wish to do. You already know what you wish to accomplish. Do this. Put that vitality in that place.’ So I’m good with that. I’m good with that…”

QUINTA BRUNSON ON THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING ONE’S WORTH:

“Happening a real self-worth and introspective journey earlier than you exit into the true world, it’s lifesaving…I actually need that for extra younger Black girls. It’s a variety of stuff that’s thrown at us. And if we sort of do the work to know the ins and outs of who we’re, it could actually present a protecting protect…”

CHANTE ADAMS ON HOW NIA LONG STOOD UP FOR HER:

“Nia noticed this younger Black lady who had simply graduated faculty and knew nothing about being in entrance of a digicam, and she or he instantly, with no hesitation, took me beneath her wing—providing recommendation on navigating illustration, giving me her automobile for 2 weeks once I was visiting L.A. and wanted to take conferences and I couldn’t afford a rental…However essentially the most significant factor she did was simply to make herself out there, and to face up for me once I was too scared to face up for myself…”

 

 

You possibly can anticipate to see extra of those cinematic stunners in the course of the fifteenth annual ESSENCE Black Girls In Hollywood Awards happening subsequent Thursday, March twenty fourth in Beverly Hills.