“Claws” Star Niecy Nash Covers the September Issue of Essence Magazine

Posted on August 11, 2017

“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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