Black Celebrities

Why Kerry Washington’s New Movie Is The Best

BY: DANIEL PETERSON

Just like any other film star would do, Kerry Washington is in the kitchen preparing a film that everyone will salivate over in order to have a glance of it.

Kerry, through her ‘company Simpson Street,’ are to produce “The Mothers,” which is a compelling a first time acted novel by Brit Bennett.

The film, “The Mothers” focus on a ‘Black Southern California community,’ where a young girl with the name (Nadia) decides to abort her teenage pregnancy to pursue higher education. Nadia returns years later to search for her high school boyfriend who impregnated her, only to find that he’s dating her best friend.

The nice part of the book is that it is narrated by the ‘church mothers’ who know and discuss everybody’s business in town.

As per The Hollywood Report, Bennett will also write the script for that project focusing on her novel–published in October 2016 by Riverhead, (a division of Washington) and Bennett poked fun at herself on Twitter, “so we are already witnessing some serious ‘#BlackGirlMagic’ energy happening.”

“The experience of one being black in this nation is so complicated. All the various ways you see yourself being refracted, all the distinct ways which you have to see and navigate yourself and body as a whole. To me, that is always the direction I want to follow with my writing.” Bennett said in an interview.

Early this year, the actress trended on social media over her dressing cord.

Kerry Washington dressed to impress during the 2017 SAG Awards.

Nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a ‘Female Actor’ in a TV Miniseries or Movie for her exceptional role in Confirmation, Washington walked on the red carpet wearing an off-the shoulder gown. The actress complemented her look with Neil Lane jewelry and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Before putting on her stuff, Washington had shared a photo of a ‘Safety Pin’ via Instagram. “Tonight, I will be wearing one of these on my arm, to signify solidarity. We won’t stop fighting for our own safety and safety of our fellow human beings and citizens,” Washington wrote. “#NoBanNoWall.”

The star later elaborated on its significance. “I want to tell you about …. The safety pin you see on my dress. It symbolizes solidarity and standing up for individuals who feel endangered at this particular time: women, people of color, the LGTBQ community. So, it is just my little accessory saying we have to stick together and turn up for each other, since I happen to be attending an award show tonight, other things are also happening in the world which are somehow more important.”

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