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Exclusive: Naturi Naughton On "The Playboy Club, "Notorious," & Black Actresses In Provocative Roles

Shadow and Act By Monique | Shadow and Act September 19, 2011 at 2:38AM

Sexy star, Naturi Naughton of NBC's new show The Playboy Club teases us with some insight into her character, Bunny Brenda! Check out part one of my chat with her after the jump!
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Sexy star, Naturi Naughton of NBC's new show The Playboy Club teases us with some insight into her character, Bunny Brenda! Check out part one of my chat with her after the jump!

Cruising down the busied Chicago streets, Naturi took time out of her hurried schedule to speak with Shadow and Act about her role as Bunny Brenda on the new NBC show, The Playboy Club. Miss Naughton was very excited about the character and of stepping into the retro world of 1960's Chicago in Hugh Hefner's first exclusive gentleman's club. In part one of our chat, she candidly discussed the issue of black actresses portraying "sexy" or provocative roles and how that does and does not factor into the type of parts she chooses to play. We also get inside Naturi's mind as she explains (without spoiling the storyline) the many interesting facets of her character on the show.

Listen to part one below:

For part two of our talk, Naturi digs deep, revealing more about what she considers her breakthrough acting role in the film Notorious. She speaks on the lil' Kim controversy surrounding the movie as well as her personal thoughts and experiences on being a darker woman of color navigating her way through the entertainment industry. You may be surprised by what you learn, I sure was...the conclusion of our talk will air during the premiere of the Shadow and Act Livecast, Wednesday, September 21 at 8pm EDT . So, tune in, take a seat and relax, Bunny Brenda is delighted to serve you!

NBC's The Playboy Club premieres tonight at 10/9c. Please check your local listings for the time in your area.


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