Uzo Aduba: Crazy Talented


Photo Credit: Jasmine L. Gonzalez

How does it feel to be on a show where it’s all women, colors, shapes, and sizes?
Incredible and exciting; it feels that way because to be part of anything that feels singular- like you’re watching something you’ve never seen before- always is exciting. I think the best thing about this opportunity is we get to watch a one of a kind thing. It’s because we have such diversity with race, size, color, height, our orientation; everybody is represented. I’ve never seen anything like it on TV and then for it to be celebrated is just incredible.

What are you doing when you’re not at work?
I spend a lot of time writing. Yale has an arts company and I did a reading of part of my play last night and some of my Orange girls came out to support. I do a lot of music writing and I love to sing. I love to do anything creative. Right now I’m reading a book called Got To Go Home. I have another one I just picked up called Little Bee. I love to go to the theatre and see something really exciting and new. I’m an artist first.

How do you like living in NY?
I love it. I can do the “I Love NY” commercial. It’s such a cool city and to be working on a TV show that shoots in NY is such a dream come true.