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If you’ve ever asked a Black man between the ages of 25-40 who their celebrity crushes are, Meagan Good’s name will come up a lot. Quite a lot. And perhaps that’s a part of the problem.
In a recent interview with the LA Sentinel, the actress talked about the journey to be taken seriously as an actress.
She mentioned that Viola Davis calling her name during her Emmy acceptance speech was a huge moment for her.
I cried. It meant so much to me to be acknowledged by someone like Viola who I have so much respect for. We all face challenges in this business especially as black women. It’s been a really long crawl for me to transition from being a child actress to an adult actress; in addition to being in that sex kitten role in my early 20s and fighting to be taken more seriously. It’s been a really long journey and to hear her say my name really blessed me. To listen to her journey and to know what she’s gone through to be acknowledged for the great actress that she is…it’s all of our struggles to get out of the box that people always try to put us in.
It’s an incredible time for women and minorities in TV and film. There’s been a massive shift that we’ve all been patiently waiting for. I’m a big believer in not complaining about the things that are wrong. Instead I place my energy into being on the front line of change, having a positive attitude and fighting to see things shift. To be in Hollywood right now and have these opportunities as the shift is coming is incredible.
To that point, Good said that she relies on God to help her determine which roles will be right for her career.
I pray and read my bible every single day, I stay close to God because He’s what matters the most; everything else is secondary. My career can never give me what God can give me. When Deception initially came to me, I was afraid to do TV because it’s a huge time commitment and you’ll potentially be playing the same character for several years. And for at least six months of the year you’re away from your family in a different state or even a different country.
I had all of these stipulations about what the situation had to be in order for me to do television. When the opportunity for me to star in Deception presented itself, it was everything I said it had to be, so I knew it was God. When it ended, I was very thankful because it created so many other opportunities for me in the process. Deception opened the door for Minority Report as well as my role in Anchor Man 2: The Legend Continues. God wanted me to have those different roles to be able to build a platform where I could be more affective as a Christian.
Deception allowed people to see me in a really different light. At the time, I had just gotten married and being away from my family I had a lot of time to grow personally and professionally. So I wasn’t disappointed when the show got canceled because I knew God had something else lined up. Similarly with Minority Report, I asked God for certain things within the role and it was everything I said it needed to be. It’s a testament to not settling. I would rather not work than to do something that I’m not passionate about.
I’m so excited about Minority Report. This show is definitely the hardest I’ve ever worked but it’s been an incredible experience. I trust God so much that even if my decisions don’t make sense to other people, I know that God knows what He’s doing.
Good’s comments are interesting to me. Before this interview, I would have thought she preferred the sex kitten roles. It always seemed to me that she was so anxious to break away from the child actress label that she went for the sexy route. Hell, even when she wasn’t in a movie, Good’s red carpet choices were sexy. We all remember the dress she wore to the BET Awards, pictured above. And she was presenting a gospel award.
This whole discussion reminds me of an episode of “Tia and Tamera” where Tamera told Tia that she was tired of being typecast as the innocent, sweet girl. Tia just looked at her and laughed saying, well maybe you should stop going to auditions wearing Shirley Temple curls.
Hollywood, and society at large, is shallow, always attempting to put people in one box or another. I’m sure this applies even more so to Black women who are just now being offered roles that are more complex and whole.
It’ll be interesting to see if Good ever breaks out of this “sex kitten” pigeon hole.
You can read her full interview with the LA Sentinel, here.
Meagan Good rolls flawlessly from Red Carpet Bombshell to Around The Way Fly Girl in two clicks of fabulous pumps and chunky wedge boots. As we join her in sending positive prayers to Bobbi Kristina Brown we’re taking a moment to enjoy some of her most fashionable moments on and off the carpet.
Take note of her use of all white, cropped tops and sheer materials to really add a seductive slant to her look.
All images courtesy of WENN
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Fox has come to understand that the Black folks can bring the money. So in addition to “Empire,” they’re launching two, new shows with Black leads. The network recently announced that Megan Good and Morris Chestnut will star in the shows “Minority Report” and “Rosewood,” respectively.
And lucky for you all, the network has also released trailers for the shows. Take a look at them, both below.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Minority Report,” picks up where the popular movie starring Tom Cruise left off. You may remember that in the film, robots were not only predicting the crimes citizens were going to commit, they were arresting them before they ever even happened. The new series takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. One of the three Precogs, the psychics who predicts the crimes, is struggling to live a normal, human life while being haunted with visions of the future. In the meantime, he meets a detective, Meagan Good, who is haunted by her past. Together, they’ll find purpose for their gift.
Sounds fascinating right?
Check out the trailer for the new show in the video below.
Learn about Morris Chestnut’s new show on the next page.
What happens when two girlfriends who have known each other since they were teens team up to work on a project together? You get “All That Matters,” a new web series produced and directed by Meagan Good and Tamara Bass, written by Bass.
Yes, these ladies get down.
The story, about a newly engaged couple whose world gets turned upside down when the bride-to-be’s five-year-old niece is unexpectedly dropped off on the couple’s doorstep, they came up with the series as a way to present something that wasn’t cliché. The show’s unique premise and ability to appeal to both a male and female audience caught the attention of ‘Q’ of WorldStarHipHop and media personality Sway Calloway. It’s now WorldStarHipHop’s first original series.
Check out the premier episode right here and expect additional episodes each week. And you might want to listen up as the ladies chat about everything we need to know about the upcoming season!
MOMMYNOIRE: What was the inspiration for the series?
TAMARA BASS: I drew upon some personal experiences, obviously I fictionalized and changed some things here and there. I’m the old school bring-your-kids-for-the-summer type auntie. I’ve been that way since my brothers and sisters had children. I don’t have any children. And I’ve always explored the idea of parenting via auntie.
In the summertime, when my niece was here, I would explore all these things with her and also try to instill all these things that my mom instilled into me into her. So I decided what would happen if one day, because I have a niece around the character’s age, that weekend or summer parenting turned into fulltime? What in my life would I have to mold and twist to accommodate her? I thought it would be fun to play with this couple who has their plan all laid out and then God and the universe has another?
MOMMYNOIRE: Who is your target audience?
TAMARA BASS: Our first audience is women. But also men who are open. We’ve actually showed it to males that we know and we’ve both been surprised that men have loved it too. One guy told me, “thank your for showing black men in a light that we don’t get to see.” I want the world to see my stepdad. Here was this man who stepped up and loved a woman who already had two children, and I was mean to him. But he told my mom he wasn’t going anywhere. And 25 years later I commend him. You can’t tell him that we’re not his. No, he’s not perfect, but he’s there. Hopefully, people will say this is a story we can all relate to.
MOMMYNOIRE: What’s your goal for the series?
TAMARA BASS: Ultimately, we would love to get a conversation started and show people that this is a topic that doesn’t get addressed. And on a content level as a company our goal is to become visible. You know Meagan Good in a certain light and you may know Tamara Bass in a certain light, but here we are collectively to show the world what our voice sounds like; what our vision looks like. We want to show that two black women who love one another and genuinely want the other to succeed can come together and born something, and totally uplift the other.
MEAGAN GOOD: Also for us it was about the type of content we were putting into the world as well. It was exciting to say, What are the kinds of roles that black women don’t really get the opportunity to play, and not just play, what about playing the lead? What about exploring these stories and putting things into the universe that every woman can relate to? And also show black men and families in a positive light? Because a lot of the content that’s out there tends to present us in a way that isn’t always complementing or even true. We want to create vehicles that can also uplift the generation more positively without losing the conflict. You know, something else to choose from.
MOMMYNOIRE: What can we expect from the season?
TAMARA BASS: You can expect some ups and downs of them adjusting to this new life. We have some interesting stuff that’s gonna come up with Claudine played by Alexis Fields. Her character is going to chart into some territory that we haven’t seen yet in terms of women. And just them really figuring out if this is something they wanna take on full-time. Again, the theme is what happens when your life changes in 24 hours?
Earlier this week, Meagan Good’s sister La’Myia Good made headlines for some interesting maternity photos she took with Facet Studio. In one particular image, which attracted most of the backlash, a topless Good poses with a small pair of Converse kicks covering her boobs. The photo was eventually shared by The Shade Room and people immediately began attacking the photo. In no time, La’Myia’s younger sister Meagan was on the scene responding on behalf of her sister.
“Oh wow, that honestly looks tacky as f-ck how she gonna she show her son this later in life?” the fan questioned.
“I think my nephew will be proud of how beautiful his mom was while he was in her stomach,” Meagan responded.
Meagan also took to her own Instagram page to congratulate her sister on her pregnancy and recent marriage to songwriter Eric Bellinger.
I was once told, make sure the man you marry looks at you with eyes as close to how God sees you as possible ..No words can express the joy in my spirit.. The way he looks at her .. Gives me peace to know that he will protect her and love her into eternity . #Congratulations #Newlyweds #I'mGoingToBeAnAuntie .. You guys both deserve someone as amazing as the other. #GodKeptHisPromise
“I was once told, make sure the man you marry looks at you with eyes as close to how God sees you as possible ..No words can express the joy in my spirit.. The way he looks at her .. Gives me peace to know that he will protect her and love her into eternity . #Congratulations #Newlyweds #I’mGoingToBeAnAuntie .. You guys both deserve someone as amazing as the other. #GodKeptHisPromise.”
Congrats to La’Myia and Eric!
What are your thoughts on the maternity shoot? Are people being too harsh?
Blonde hair color in general isn’t easy and these blonde celebrities really in our opinion don’t pull it off well, though they try super hard. See the likes of Gabrielle Union, Kim K, Chris Brown, Lauren London and more attempt to get their blonde ambition on.
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Domestic violence has once again become a hot button issue and “Law & Order: SVU” is tackling it head on with another episode “ripped from the headlines” portraying the intricacies of these situations which happen more often than most of us care to admit.
“The Walking Dead’s” Chad Coleman and Meagan Good are slated to guest star on the Nov. 19 airing titled “Spousal Privilege.” In the episode, Coleman plays an ex-sports star turned reporter accused of assaulting his girlfriend (Good). A press release notes that “Despite photographic evidence of the abuse, the case becomes complicated when the couple tries to keep the charges under the radar.” Sound familiar?
Executive Producer Warren Leight said of the episode:
“Domestic violence, with a push from Mariska Hargitay’s NO MORE campaign (www.nomore.org), has recently sparked a long-needed national dialogue. ‘Spousal Privilege’ explores the personal and legal complexities of this intractable problem. We are thrilled that Chad and Meagan are joining us to take on this challenging episode.”
We’re thrilled “Law & Order: SVU” is shedding light on a major issue so often swept underneath the rug, especially in the world of sports. What do you think? Will you tune in?
“Girl, Bye”: Meagan Good Claps Back At People Criticizing Her For Taking Nude Photos As A Preacher’s Wife
Don’t come for Meagan Good unless she sends for you.
It has been a rough start to the week for the beauty, as she faced the reality that nude photos she sent only for the eyes of her husband were hacked and spread around the web for the world to see.
As we told you yesterday, Good admitted that the photos were real and said she was both “shocked” and “saddened” that they were getting around. As if that invasion of privacy wasn’t enough though, the actress faced critical people who threw shade her way for taking such risque pictures when she is supposed to be the wife of a preacher. You know people have nothing better to do…
Good’s responses to those individuals are on the right:
Kudos to her for maintaining her composure with these people because their two cents weren’t worth getting worked up over. As she pointed out, the photos were for her husband, not some random man off the street that she didn’t know from Adam. Plus, the images weren’t that bad at all! And honestly, can we stop with the “first lady” criticism? It’s quite tired at this point.
But what do you think of her responses? And what do you think about the criticism some people receive in general for having their nude photos leak? Should you know better and be sure to refrain from taking and sending such images knowing the risks? Or are people getting away from the real issue at hand, which is that privacy was violated for these women?
Over the weekend, a new batch of celebrity nudes were leaked to the web. As previously reported, actress Gabrielle Union, who was a victim of the hacking scandal, supposedly has plans to contact the FBI regarding the major violation of privacy. Now, Gabby’s Think Like A Man Too co-star Meagan Good, whose nudes were also leaked, is speaking out. In an Instagram post, the born-again Christian confirms that the photos are indeed real and scolds social media users for aiding the hackers by sharing images taken during intimate moments between she and her husband.
“I’m definitely in shock…Saddened for everyone who is experiencing this…But I ‘choose’ not to give the persons responsible my power…At the end of the day—we all know these pictures were for my husband… And at the end of the day evidently we all know how I feel about my titties. That’s all I’ve got folks… Oh yeah and for everyone who’s reposting the leaked nudes, you should be ashamed of yourself… You have a blessed day now.”
Interestingly, just a few weeks ago, Meagan confidently proclaimed to TMZ that her nudes weren’t in the Cloud.
“I don’t have any pictures in the Cloud,” she expressed.
Maybe she didn’t, but possibly DeVon did. They certainly found their way there somehow. Regardless, it’s great to see that she hasn’t allowed the scandal to get her down.
So apparently the complexion police have been targeting Meagan Good and accusing her of bleaching her skin. Yesterday, the “Think Like A Man Too” actress took to Instagram denying ever bleaching her skin in a lengthy note that went a little something like this:
“I can’t believe I’m actually going to address this nonsense lol … Buuuut I have young women who follow me – so I think its important to give clarity because I believe that Black and every other color is beautiful ..
This is for those who believe that I would actually bleach my face and entire body to try to be lighter skin smh …. Umm No Ma’am. First off? I LOVE my complexion- no matter what side of the spectrum I’m at at any particular time… My skin looks various different ways for various reasons – from lighting to makeup ..style of photography or something as simple as weather and what coast I’m working on at any given time…
This is my complexion-the one I was born with… I tend to get lighter and darker depending upon how much sun I do or don’t get. I looove the sun. I’m a Cali gal, but as I’ve gotten older and especially more recently, since I’ve gotten into my 30s, I tend not to be in the sun as much because it ages your skin terribly. Simply put -i’m opting to preserve my skin by protecting it and only making exceptions for vacations…
Also for the rest of the people who feel as though my blonde hair is yet another way to look more Caucasian? ‘GET. YO. LIFE’….. I went blonde for the same reason I went purple …and for the same reason I’ll probably go Green at some point ..because I felt like it. Once again , I acknowledge I really shouldn’t have taken the time to respond to this foolishness, but I felt moved to say something for every little brown girl that follows my page …I’m proud to be me brown or tan, thick or thin, natural hair or weave or dyed purple or green. Godbless.”
So yeah, Meagan isn’t bleaching her skin…in case you were wondering.
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