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Kerry Washington repping as the only WoC in THR's TV Actress Roundtable

  • The Hollywood Reporter: What's your worst audition?
  • Connie Britton: "We just didn't get you."
  • Anna Gunn: "We just didn't respond to you."
  • Monica Potter: I'd just had my last kid..I was pushing like 180 pounds at the time. I'm like, "You guys, I just don't feel physically fit yet." I had my Spanx on and looked like a damn sausage, but I went in and thought I did a really good job. I got home and get the call from my agents. I'm like, "I did good, right?" And they say, "You did great. The problem is you're just …" "I'm too fat." "Yeah, we're just going to wait a little bit." I said, "I already told you this!" The weight thing is a crappy thing in this town, you know?
  • Elizabeth Moss: On the first season of "Mad Men," I had to wear a fat suit and prosthetic makeup to make me look bigger.... We all have this perception of what we're supposed to look like. But that's what's so great about all these women here today: We're all completely different-looking, you know? We're all beautiful, but real women.
  • Connie Britton: I agree. I've never had somebody say to me that I needed to look a certain way for a role, but I've always lived in dread of what that would be like. It's our responsibility to play these full-fledged women, and to play women who look like people we actually see in life. It's more interesting, and I think audiences appreciate it, too.
  • Kerry Washington: It's a little bit different for me because I'll audition for something and they'll just decide that they're not going "ethnic" with a character, which I hear a lot.
  • The Hollywood Reporter: Casting directors still use the word "ethnic"?
  • Kerry Washington: If not "black," then yeah. People have artistic license … that's what casting is: fitting the right look to the right character. Whereas you could maybe lose some weight, there's not really anything I can do, nor would I want to, about being black.


neonV enters the world of oz 

V: what was the inspiration behind illustrating the neonV collective as the cast of the wizard of oz?

devin alexander: the wizard of oz theme came to me shortly after brainstorming a few ideas for the girls. i had a list of fairy tales, children’s fables and short stories to choose from but none of them really gave me the “wow” factor i was looking for. it wasn’t until a week after speaking with neonV’s fashion director, kimee brown, about a few ideas, that two of my favorite films, the wizard of oz and the wiz aired on television in the same week! that was confirmation that this theme would be perfect for the ladies of neonV. i’m happy to say that everything else fell into place right after that.

V: how did you pair each member of the neonV collective with the cast of the wizard of oz?

da: it was a little difficult in the beginning. i wanted to be sure that each of the girls’ personalities where represented as beautifully as possible.  i received a packet with a few photos of the girls to give me an idea of who i can match up the characters with (it was extremely helpful).

i was able to use the five main characters of the wizard of oz and the neonV collective matched up perfectly after taking a careful look at the ladies’ very fun and laid back personalities. tanekeya is portrayed as the lion, carmela as glenda “the good witch”, stephanie portrayed as the tin man, michelle casted as the scarecrow and last but not least kimee as dorothy gale. i added a touch of flair and fashion to each of them to give the theme a modern look. it took the illustrations to new level!

V: who is your favorite wizard of oz character and why?         

da: i really love of all of the characters in the wizard of oz. sometimes it would be a tie between the scarecrow and the tin man, but i definitely have a sweet spot for the scarecrow. when i was young watching the movie, he was my favorite only because he was the first character dorothy met along her journey on the yellow brick road (silly reason, i know) [laughs]. but as i got older watching it, it was his desire to learn that made love the scarecrow as the character.

not to mention, my favorite quote from the movie came from the scarecrow, “…some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t they?”

you can reach devin @:

instagram: @heydev

twitter: @devwhereartthou

artist: devin alexander

V: kimee brown

fashion director

here’s my work! check out the ladies of neonV magazine! too DOPE!

I just finished up a collab with the ladies of neonV magazine on their tumblr page…

…titled: "neonV enters the world of oz"! take a look at my illustrations & an exclusive interview with neonV’s fashion director Kimee Brown. it is a project that i’ve been working on for some time now & i’m so happy with the finished product. i can’t thank the ladies of neon enough for the opportunity! CHECK ME OUT!

(if you can’t open the post for whatever reason i will reblog it on my tumblr).

(Source: neonvmag)

so i just looked at my posts…

& apparently i haven’t been on Tumblr since January?! clearly i have issues. but i’ve been keeping busy & a lot of great things have been happening. i guess i’ll share soon…

I must say I was pretty #BadAss with this lip color & top. Semi-old pic for #IG 👊

I must say I was pretty #BadAss with this lip color & top. Semi-old pic for #IG 👊


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