BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Nigerian-American Hollywood actress, Uzo Aduba, who rise into stardom with her role as Crazy Eyes in Orange is the New Black has had a very good two years.
She’s nabbed 2 Emmy Awards and covered many magazine covers that we’ve lost count. Now, she has one more magazine cover under her belt.
She recently featured on Brooklyn Magazine where she was photographed by Jessica Yatrofsky, and she talked about her road to success. Here’s is an excerpt from her interview;
On her portrayal of Suzanne in Orange Is The New Black: I’m the most responsible for the possession of her dignity… There is great care and responsibility in how I approach her. She is such a lovely person, and such a loving person that I become really invested in just playing that side of her, and playing as much of her organically. She’s not perfect, and she doesn’t profess to be, and I try to let as much of her light in as I possibly can.
On her next project, a provocative The Maids: It forces the play to be infused with a different energy and color, pun intended. When I read this play, I was looking for the answer, the bottom of something, and I wanted to get to the bottom of Solange’s smirk. She has something she’s saying, but she’s not saying it, and I wanted to get to the bottom of what she’s choosing not to say.
On her acting roles: I want to tell the stories I’ve been missing. I’m interested in portraying and representing people that are missing from the portrait of our lives. I meet and see people from all walks of life, and I wonder why they’re missing from the framework of storytelling and the framework of our narratives.