Uzo Aduba Had Only Worked With a Black Director Once Before Making ‘Mrs. America’

Published on Apr 15, 2020

Uzo Aduba Had Only Worked With a Black Director Once Before Making ‘Mrs. America’

“Women need to bet on themselves,” says Uzo Aduba. The “Orange is the New Black” Emmy-winner is taking the fire and ferocity she exhibited in the Netflix prison series and applying something similar to her role as iconic Presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm on FX on Hulu’s new show, “Mrs. America.”

The third episode of the show, looking at the rise of second-wave feminism in the 1970s and the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, examines Chisholm’s role in the movement as she entered into a brutal campaign for the presidency. As the series showcases, women failing to bet on themselves results in a number of conflicts — many that we’re seeing play out on the political and public stage well into 2020.

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Author: Kristen Lopez