Essence Magazine November 2019 Jodie Turner - Smith
Essence Magazine November 2019 Jodie Turner - Smith.
IN THE BLACK LIVES MATTER–INSPIRED LOVE STORY "QUEEN & SLIM," NEW STAR JODIE TURNER-SMITH TAKES OUR BREATH AWAY.
When it was announced last year that Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas had tapped a relatively unknown Jodie Turner-Smith to star in their film Queen & Slim, playing opposite Daniel Kaluuya, fresh from his Oscar-nominated role in Get Out, the Internet began chattering about the striking British-Jamaican actress. Some remembered Turner-Smith from her star turn as Melantha Jhirl in SyFy’s Nightflyers and her appearance in Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk” video. But in Queen & Slim, directed by Matsoukas, written by Waithe from a story by James Frey, the actress is poised to make her mark as a leading lady.