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Gabrielle Union Covers Essence Magazine

essence gabrielle unionAs Gabrielle Union gears up for season two of BET’s original series, “Being Mary Jane,” the multi-talented actress graces the cover of the December issue of ESSENCE and is featured in the cover story aptly titled, “Being Gabrielle.”

For Union’s latest ESSENCE spread, the 41-year-old opened up on an array of topics including the lessons she’s learned from being rejected and how Shonda Rhimes empowered her during her audition for “Scandal.

“Going in for Scandal, Shonda [Rhimes] empowered every Black woman who came through her door,” she admitted. “Even if I don’t get the next job, or the next five jobs, I don’t want to be treated less than how Shonda treated me.”

“I was one of the last five or ten to audition…when Kerry got it, I congratulated her. Now after each episode, I’m leading the charge, like Gladiators, stand up! I’m obsessed with the show…”


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