Vixen Chat: Angell Conwell Talks J-Hud Comparisons, ‘Soul Plane’ and Being a Brown Girl on Daytime Soaps

Angell Conwell

On her role in Baby Boy:

“I was like 17 years old. I was really young and I remember there was such hype around the project from the second it came out and before it came out there was hype about the movie. I was happy I got the opportunity to read for John Singleton. I was good. I was in awe that I was even there. I originally auditioned for Peanut but I ended up playing Kim.”

On her role on The Young and the Restless:

“They film so much and so fast, sometimes two shows in one day. By the time 5 p.m. rolls around, we’ve probably filmed a whole show. Once you’re on soaps,  its kinda like your whole life revolves around it because if you’re not on set, you’re reading lines for the next scene because you don’t want to be the one fumbling lines and causing a hold up. It’s been one of my most challenging jobs. It’s definitely a step up to the plate.”

On being one of a few African-American actresses on a soap opera:

“I’m honored. I’m definitely in an elite group of women and so many great actresses have started on soaps and some are still there. I’m just honored to be in this group of women that ever graced the daytime drama scene.  No matter what, you always want the support of your people. I just hope that I’m representing and I’m definitely doing my best and happy to be one of the representatives. I think it’s moving in a progressive direction for sure.”

Someone she would like to work with:

“Comedy wise I would like to work with Martin Lawrence. Chiwetel Ejiofor. He’s been in so many films and he stands out. If I ever get the chance to work with him, that would be awesome because he brings so much into his scenes and his character. Director wise, I would love to work with John Singleton again. There are so many great people coming up.”


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