Got movies on the mind? Lots of people do, with the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday and assorted anti-Oscar activities in the works to highlight Hollywood’s lack of diversity.
Nevertheless, here’s a look at fierceness on film from some of your favorite sisters who know how to act up and act out on screen. Please share others that are worth checking out over the weekend!
1. Angela Bassett
A classic clip from the adaptation of Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel Waiting to Exhale that you might not want to repeat at home — unless you want to catch a case.
2. Carmen Ejogo
She brought a mix of class, dignity, tenderness and serious reality checks for the dreamer in her role as the Coretta Scott King the public typically doesn’t see in Selma, under the direction of Ava DuVernay.
3. Phylicia Rashad
She’s portrayed a model mom and professional. And she’s the voice of reason in For Colored Girls, the film version of Ntozake Shange’s choreo-poem. “My love is too sanctified to have it thrown back on my face,” she says as Gilda.
4. Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Noni sheds some of the glitz and glamour of her seemingly charmed superstar life in Beyond the Lights, eventually coming into her own not only as an entertainer, but also as a woman.
5. Tessa Thompson
As Bianca in Creed, she shows Michael B. Jordan’s character, Adonis, how to love and how not to let anything stand in one’s way, including the threat to her character’s singing career by gradual hearing loss.
About Fierce Fridays — Tips for Weekend Well-Being
We each cherish those precious days off at the end of the week, but increasingly those of us who are charter members of the sisterhood of the stressed and overworked are losing our Saturday and Sunday leisure time to weekend work and domestic duties.
To make sure that you do something every weekend that’s just for you, we’ll be sharing a little advice to make those 48 hours a great time to recharge your batteries, bring a little good news and fun into your life, or discover a quick and easy way to improve your health.