A: I’m a tomboy. I love sweatsuits, sneakers (I say tennis shoes since I’m from Maryland, lol), baggy jeans and oversized coats. Whenever I do the red carpet or press, I like to go for what I call a “moment”. I tell my stylist that I’d wear a peacock on my head if it’s for fashion. Only if it’s ok with the peacock, of course.
Q: You are hilarious! Now, you are a cast member of “God Friended Me.” What has been that experience been like and can you discuss the message behind the series?
SHE PLAYS JOE MORTON’S DAUGHTER ON
“GOD FRIENDED ME.” CREDIT: CBS
A: “God Friended Me” has been amazing. The show moved me to New York, which is a city I’ve never imagined living in. My cast mates are so talented and a joy to work with. I always say that since Joe Morton plays my dad, that makes me Olivia Pope’s sister. So I definitely have some big shoes to fill. The message behind the show is simple. It’s not about religion, it’s about human connectivity. We all have everything we need in ourselves to help each other!
Q: As a woman of color are you finding that works is plentiful in film/TV. You have been fortunate to have landed two back to back series, but what about your peers?
A: As much as it has changed since when I was a child, I never really saw faces that looked like mine, I still think we have a LONG way to go! We are definitely doing better in TV. However, film is still a world that needs more women of color and more stories about women of color.
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: For fun, I cook! I love cooking. I literally can spend the entire day in the kitchen. I always tell people that when I grow up, lol, I want a large garden where I can grow all of my fruits and veggies and just cook all day for my family. I also love spending time with my dog Judah. He’s a handful and has energy for days.
Q: What are some of your goals and ambitions for the future?
A: I plan to get into directing. I know having more women of color behind the camera is the best way to make a way for more Black actresses! I want to help lead the way in telling our stories!