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Actually, Black Women Run Hollywood - Alfre Woodard Exposes the Truth

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 16, 2014 10:00 AM
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A righteous way to start the work week...

Watch Alfre Woodard Play The POTUS In First Trailer & Clip From NBC Fall Drama Series 'State Of Affairs'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 12, 2014 10:29 AM
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Watch Alfre Woodard Play The POTUS In First Trailer & Clip From NBC Fall Drama Series 'State Of Affairs'

Alfre Woodard To Play The POTUS In NBC Drama Pilot ‘State of Affairs’

  • By Sergio
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  • March 23, 2014 11:19 AM
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Alfre Woodard joins the growing list of African-American leads on network pilots this season.

Alfre Woodard Joins Cast Of 'The Conjuring' Spin-off, 'Annabelle'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 31, 2014 10:28 AM
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Alfre Woodard Joins Cast Of 'The Conjuring' Spin-off, 'Annabelle'

Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, Lupita Nyong'o Feature In 2 New Clips From '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2013 7:59 PM
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Two more clips from Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release today (NYC & LA), after a much-celebrated, albeit brief trip through the film festival circuit. It'll expand nationwide in coming weeks.I certainly don't intend to post every single released clip from the film, but these 2 new ones feature actresses who, until now, have been absent from all the clips released thus far - specifically Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, and Lupita Nyong'o.In the first one, titled "Let Me Weep, Solomon," Solomon (Chiwetel Ejiofor) tries to shake Eliza (Adepero Oduye), whose children have been taken away from her, out of despair. And in the second one, titled "Take Comfort," Mistress Shaw (Alfre Woodard) gives Patsey (Lupita Nyong'O) some words of wisdom.For our past coverage on the film, read Frances Bodomo's review HERE; Jai interviewed Lupita Nyong'o HERE and Alfre Woodard HERE; I interviewed Steve McQueen HERE; and most recently, Vanessa interviewed Kelsey Scott (who plays Northop's wife) HERE.

Interview: Alfre Woodard Talks to S&A About '12 Years a Slave,' "Slave Movie Fever," and That Much-Discussed Oprah Special

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • October 17, 2013 11:35 AM
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Alfre Woodard has a brief but powerful appearance in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave as Mistress Shaw, a formerly enslaved woman who has risen in the Southern caste system. I had a chance to chat briefly with Woodard to get her thoughts on the film and a few insights from her decades-long acting career.

Steve McQueen On Whether Being British Was Of Any Influence On Making '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 9, 2013 3:25 PM
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I love the no-nonsense way in which Steve McQueen handles himself. It's so rare to see this kind of forthrightness and outward displays of emotion from industry types - then again, I suppose he's still something of an *outsider,* not living in Hollywood (he doesn't even live in the USA actually).

Alfre Woodard And Eamonn Walker Join Cast Of BBC America's Civil War-Set 'Copper'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 11, 2013 1:32 PM
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Alfre Woodard Says She's Bringing The Life Of Fannie Lou Hamer To TV In 4-Hour Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 26, 2013 12:29 PM
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While on the red carpet at the 2013 Art Directors Guild Awards gala earlier this month, actress Alfre Woodard revealed in an interview, when asked what projects she's currently working on, that she's bringing the life of Fannie Lou Hamer to the small screen in what she says will be a 4-hour film - likely broken up into 2 parts.

Watch Ava DuVernay's Miu Miu-Commissioned Short 'The Door' (Gabrielle Union Stars)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 11, 2013 3:19 PM
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Launched in 2011, wome's high fashion brand, Miu Miu's Women’s Tales initiative is an ongoing series of commissioned short films directed by an international selection of women directors, telling stories about women.