Author: Cori Murray
Gabrielle Union looks stunning on the current issue of Essence!!! In the mag, the Being Mary Jane star says she's less concerned with how many lines she gets in a script and more interested in being an authority in the production of it. "I want to have a little bit more control over the narrative," she says. "The only way I can be empowered to do that is to be a producer. Now with as many projects that will have me, it’s part of the deal."
She also addresses the sexual assault controversy surrounding Nate Parker, director of her latest film, The Birth of A Nation. As a rape survivor and advocate for sexual assault victims, she says, "I cannot shy away from this responsibility because the conversation got difficult... Every victim or survivor, I believe you. I support you. I support you if you don’t want to see the film. I absolutely understand and respect that."
Read more snippets here, and get the full story in the October '16 issue out now.