In this week’s episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we interview actors Javicia Leslie and Tunji Kasim.
Segment 1: Javicia Leslie is an actress, visionary and philanthropist committed to making her mark on the world. She is best known for her reign over Gotham City as Ryan Wilder in D.C.’s Batwoman. Her casting made global history as the first bisexual Black actress to portray Batwoman. Filmed for release in 2023 she plays the lead role as Jo Czeuzot in “Double Life” for Paramount and Lighthouse Pictures directed by Martin Wood.
Segment 2: Tunji stars in the much anticipated, Bridgerton prequel drama series entitled Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story debuting worldwide on Netflix May 4, 2023. The 6-episode event reveals the origins of the beloved character Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio), as she ascends the throne and changes the Bridgerton kingdom as she knows it. Tunji plays Adolphus, the leader of his county and head of the family, two roles that don’t often go hand in hand. He must make an impossible choice between what is best for his country, and what is best for his little sister, Queen Charlotte.
Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax