Fresh off the controversial new season of Orange Is The New Black, Danielle Brooks is taking her star power to the editorial scene a vibrant spread in Vulture magazine.. Lensed by Meredith Jenks, the actress puts her melanin on full display with a glorious face beat by Michael Patterson and loosely curled tresses styled by Tish Celestine.
Inside the spread, the curvaceous beauty talks openly about OITNB and filming the new season and The Color Purple simultaneously, her upcoming big feature film debut.
“I think it’s great because at the end of the day it’s not tying a nice bow around it and saying, “Woo-ha, we did it!” That’s reflective of the world we live in. I think sometimes we feel like, “Oh, well we marched in Black Lives Matter,” and “Oh, we did the Women’s March in D.C. so let’s tie a bow around it.” No, there is still a lot more work to be done and we still have a far way to go, so for the writers to choose to say, “You know what, we’re not going to make this nice and neat. We’re going to make this complicated because this is the world that we are reflecting.” So, I was not shocked. I was hurting for Taystee, but I do think a lot of our fans would say that she failed, that she lost, and that she made a mistake. But I feel like she did not lose. She found her salvation in not shooting Piscatella.”