plot aside, how to get away with murder has a gay couple, two interracial couples, a focus on mental illness, and a main cast of all different races and ages. and them being gay and black and mentally ill isn’t the plot, it’s just what they are
Do you find it strange that people comment on how you appear so much?
No. Because I’m an African-American woman and there is not enough time on this show to explain hair issues. That being said, I took off my hair- I took off my wig because I wanted to step into who I was. And I felt like- and listen, I love wigs, I do. I still will wear wig every once in a while, but for me what I felt like was every time I put on a wig that I was apologizing for who I was, being a dark skinned woman with very curly hair, I felt like I was hiding it, and I felt like I was saying “Okay my characters aren’t very glamourous but look at me, you know, see me, aren’t I pretty?” And I felt like I didn’t wanna do that anymore, and I felt like the Oscars was a perfect time to do that, so I stepped into who I was.