Well here's a breath of fresh, gorgeous air. Your newest faves taking over television are gracing the cover of ESSENCE magazine's October 2014 issue. Check out Laverne Cox, Danai Gurira, Nicole Beharie and Alfre Woodard being their fabulous selves inside.
All hail...tv newest queens are getting their shine. Primetime stars Danai Gurira ("The Walking Dead"), Laverne Cox ("Orange Is the New Black"), Nicole Beharie ("Sleepy Hollow") and Alfre Woodward (upcoming show "State of Affairs") are fresh faced (and bold-lipped) for the new issue of ESSENCE.
In a cover story entitled “Channel Changers,” the ladies are dishing on why it's definitely a new day for Black women in prime time. Not only are black women fighting the apocalypse (Danai), serving as president (Alfre) and making Emmy history (Laverne), but they’re also changing how America perceives them on the small screen.
Of the nearly 30 new shows premiering this fall on network and cable channels, 11 will have a Black actress featured prominently. Loves it!
Nicole Beharie dished to the mag:
“When I went to London, I found the people there were [initially] watching it for Tom Mison. Because they were watching it for him, they had to take me into their homes too. There’s something about that—I think it’s really powerful. Even if I had to sneak through the door, I got in there, and we’re just slowly working on minds…You’re actually warming people’s hearts by just being around…It’s what we’re talking about: Every night, there’s going to be someone of color in the people’s living rooms…”
The October issue of ESSENCE hits newsstands on September 5th.