Seems like Kerry’s career is bangin’ now that she’s got a hit TV show, a new role in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Django Unchained”, and an upcoming interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter”.
Inside the magazine, Kerry talks about playing Olivia Pope on ABC’s ‘Scandal’; “She’s phenomenally successful, able to control her world and makes things happen with clarity and force in her profession”.
She says she wouldn’t have been able to play Broomhilda in Django Unchained if she didn’t have her day job; “I don’t know if I would have been able to play [her]. She has strength I knew nothing about. Tarantino is a director who’s not intimidated by blood and gore and violence and the darker side of the human soul”.
When asked about roles Black women in Hollywood often get, Kerry says, “I can see how it’s not particularly feminist to play the princess in the tower, waiting to be saved. But as a black woman – we’ve never been afforded that luxury. There was no man coming to save you; it wasn’t part of the story. In some ways, this telling is a statement of empowerment.”
Hit the flip for more spreads from her feature in ELLE and let us know what you think about Kerry’s new career moves.
Do you think she’s moving in the right direction when it comes to the roles she chooses in hollywood?