Jackée Harry On Beauty, Business And Betty White
Emmy winner Jackée Harry of “227”and “Sister, Sister” fame recently chatted with Madame Noire. Read what Madame Jackée had to say about inner beauty, female empowerment and the advice she got from a certain octogenarian “It girl.”
Madame Noire: Tell us about your latest project.
Jackée Harry: I’m filming a movie, Knight To D7 (see the trailer below). It’s about cancer awareness, which is an issue close to my heart because one of my “227” castmates, Alaina Reed-Hall, passed away from breast cancer last year. I play Nurse Hamilton.
MN: You also recently became a spokesperson for a liquid vitamin supplement from GBG.
Harry: It’s helping me look good and stay young. It’s called 10-In-One and it energizes you immediately. It enhances your mood — if you know what I mean — and makes you feel really good about yourself. The first three days, I was around here thinking I was all that.
MN: You are all that. What’s your beauty secret?
Harry: I know some women who may not be considered attractive in this country, but they have that inner glow. It’s about their mind and their heart. I know it sounds corny, but the secret to being beautiful is walking into a room with that confidence, that vibe that says, “I know what I’m talking about, I belong here.” That’s what makes you beautiful.
MN: What’s something that fans would be surprised to know about you?
Harry: I would love to be on “Dancing with the Stars”! A lot of people don’t know that in addition to acting and singing, I cut a mean rug! And I would play to win. Once the lights are lowered and the music comes on, I go from Jackée to Janet Jackson!
MN: Maybe we need to start a fan campaign. When are you hosting Saturday Night Live?
Harry: When I get to be Betty White’s age! I know her very well, she says: “Just hang on, Honey. Just keep living.” That’s her secret.
MN: We hear you’re traveling around the world on a mission.
Harry: The Women’s International Center has appointed me the Global Ambassador to Women. I’ll be visiting orphanages and schools in Africa and other countries to provide funds for students around the globe to attend colleges and universities…. My whole cause is female empowerment, specifically young women who get out here in the world and aren’t sure of themselves and have a lot of doubt. You have to fortify yourself amidst all the obstacles you might come up against.
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