Its always awesome when people see a black character in a period film/series and send me a link. This exact thing happened this morning when I was meet with a tweet from Evangeline Holland (author of wonderful Edwardian & WWI romantic historical fiction)!
Set in 1930s, a black woman with mysterious abilities interviews to be the housekeeper to an eccentric white widow, but in order to get the job she must use her abilities in a way she didn't intend.https://t.co/luu0wAPtyi
— Evangeline Holland (@evangelinehbks) April 10, 2018
Thanks Evangeline, You're Awesome!
Set in 1930s, a black woman with mysterious abilities interviews to be the housekeeper to an eccentric white widow, but in order to get the job she must use her abilities in a way she didn't intend.
I went into the short expecting suspense and that is exactly what was delivered. The music, atmosphere, lighting, and acting all left me eagerly curi…
Look at all of these beautiful ladies! The costumes are impeccable. If this photo was in black and white would we know what time period it was actually taken in? The Ladies:
Deadline recently mentioned in an article that Zendaya has
signed on to play Ellen Craft in the adaptation of the book, Running a Thousand
Miles for Freedom: Or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery. As
of 2016 the project was in development at Alloy Entertainment and Alloy
Features, with Suzanne Allain attached to script.
The History: In 1848, William and Ellen Craft made an amazingly
clever escape from slavery in Macon, Georgia. Ellen, the daughter of a biracial
slave and her master used her light skin and features to disguise herself as a
white male planter. With her husband William posing as her servant the Crafts
traveled to freedom in plain sight.
This will be the third period production thatZendaya will be taking part of. She was first
in the 2017 musical, The Greatest Showman. In the musical the actress played
one of P. T. Barnum's circus acts; a trapeze artist. News also broke of her casting as Anita Hemmings in a thriller adapted…