“Claws” star Niecy Nash covers the September issue of Essence Magazine photographed by Sophy Holland.
On filming sex scenes in her 40s: “I’ve been in this business for more than 20 years. How did you all wait until I was on the south side of 40 to be like, ‘Can you get on camera and roll around in the bed with these men?”
On balancing motherhood with auditions: “I was the only one dragging kids in there, but three words that I started to live by in that time was ‘no matter what.’”
On persevering through personal tragedies: “If you look at my track record: She saw her mother get shot. She buried her only brother. She went through a horrible divorce. She lost her church. Then to look at [my life now], in many ways that does feel like a Cinderella story”
On finding her footing in the entertainment industry: “For a long time the industry was polite, but they were like, ‘Dear, you have a lane. You do broad comedy. Stay over there.’ I had to be a lady-in-waiting and bide my time until they started to recognize. My first time doing dramatic work garnered me back-to-back Emmy nominations.”
Pick up the latest issue of Essence, on newsstands Friday, September 18th.
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