Uptown Magazine sat down with the actress and she explained a few of her views about modern slavery and her marriage.
Multiple Emmy Award—winning actressÂ Alfre Woodard isn’t only celebrating her 30th anniversary with husband Roderick Spencer this year, she’s also causing a stir in Steve McQueen’s (Hunger, Shame) brilliantly sculpted epic filmÂ 12 Years A Slave. The Tulsa, Okla., native first captured hearts in 1983 on the TV seriesÂ Hill Street Blues.
Now, the mother of two is one of the most prolific actresses in Hollywood, with memorable roles in movies likeÂ Crooklyn, Miss Evers’ Boys and last year’s all-black version ofÂ Steel Magnolias. Woodard also left an indelible impression on pop culture juggernautsÂ Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy andÂ True Blood.
For Steve McQueen… I would go to Kabul and pull cable… I think he is a masterful filmmaker.
Slave narratives are… vital for us to have our feet on balanced ground in the future. I think it’s a chunk of our history that we are in denial about and that we don’t accept. And it is the root, I would say, of our contemporary domestic problems.
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