She”s gearing up for the premiere of her new series “Being Mary Jane” and during promotions, Gabrielle Union fronted Essence magazine”s December 2013 issue.
While showing off her gorgeous smile for the cover shoot, the 41-year-old actress opened up about bullying others in the past and revealed details about the BET series.
“There”s this intense desire for us all to be chosen by a man, or a job, or chosen for fame, whatever,” Miss Union explained. “But when you”re in the public eye and you”re not chosen the reject feels public. So to cover the would, you attack the person who is chosen.”
In regards to taking on the role in her latest project, Gabrielle hopes the readers looked past how her character is portrayed. “It would be easy to label Mary Jane a freak… but enjoying sex doesn”t make you a hoe. I hope [“Being Mary Jane”] widens the conversation. I hope people will be more forgiving of those who explore their sexuality unapologetically.”
For more on Miss Union”s interview, be sure to visit Essence!