Quantcast
Meagan Good's Looks Almost Cost Her The Starring Role In Her New Series 'Harlem'

Meagan Good's Looks Almost Cost Her The Starring Role In Her New Series 'Harlem'

As women, we are allowed to be all things.

Meagan Good

We first reported on Meagan Good starring in the new Amazon Prime Video series Harlem in November and now the veteran actress is opening up about her character on the show. Harlem is written and executive produced by Tracy Oliver and highlights four Black women in their 30’s who are best friends and taking on New York’s famous Black neighborhood.


Meagan stars alongside Shoniqua Shandai, Jerrie Johnson, and Grace Byers who is best known for her role in Empire. Meagan Good plays Camille who is a professor struggling with her breakup from P-Valley’s star Tyler Lepley who plays Ian.

The 40-year-old revealed what drew her to the character and the show in an interview with POPSUGAR. According to the synopsis, Meagan’s character Camille is “a popular young anthropology professor at Columbia who has an extensive knowledge of the dating norms of many cultures, but has a hard time navigating her own love life.”

"I immediately fell in love with Camille mainly because she's just so quirky and honest, even when she's trying to hide and trying to play it off," Meagan shared with the outlet.

"There's still an honesty and a purity to her, but she's also very much of a grown-ass woman who is pursuing her career, smart, intelligent, and all these things."

The Jumping the Broom actress has an extensive career in acting and has been in the business since she was a child.

However, when she reached adulthood, she became a sex symbol and often acted in roles that catered to the male gaze. And her looks almost made her miss out on the role of Camille.

Harlem’s executive producer made the surprising revelation during an interview with Entertainment Weekly in October.

But because Meagan was open to notes, Tracy quickly saw her Camille. "This was before she knew she had [the role]. And she was just like, 'I'll do whatever to prove that I can embody this role,'” Tracy said.

“And then as soon as she did, we were all like, 'Oh, it's her. It's absolutely her.' And she was amazing. And I was wrong. You can be gorgeous and you can be smart and you can be strong. And all of these things put together," she concluded.

When it comes to the series, Meagan hopes that women see themselves and their friends in the characters. "It's incredibly inappropriate, but in the most amazing way . . . it's very honest, but also fun and very vulnerable," she said.

Harlem premieres Friday, Dec 3. on Prime Video.

Featured image by Arnold Turner/Getty Images for CMA Entertainment

Saweetie Has A Candid Discussion About How She Viewed Her Hair Growing Up

At the end of last year, Saweetie decided to do the big chop and debuted her new crown on Instagram in time for the new year. When asked about her decision to shave her head in previous interviews, the “Icy Chain” rapper shared that she wanted to “start fresh.” But now she’s giving folks a deeper look into her relationship with her hair. In the May 2022 Glamour UK issue, the 28-year-old reflected on her hair journey from struggling with it as a child to cutting it all off as an adult.

Keep reading...Show less
The daily empowerment fix you need.
Make things inbox official.
'P-Valley' & 10 Other Shows That Feature Empowered Black Characters

I vividly recall my mother implying that TV couldn’t teach me much of anything, but in reality, we know that representation teaches us a lot! It empowers us and highlights diverse ways of Black life (more so in recent television history) that vary from traditional to not so traditional – though this makes the impact no less real. Television shows like P-Valley highlight the importance of human decency over respectability politics, while other shows allow us to see the value in falling through life with our awkwardness.

Keep reading...Show less
Halle Bailey Makes Her Red Carpet Debut With Boyfriend DDG: Here’s What We Know About Him

Halle Bailey and her boyfriend DDG are one of the cutest celebrity couples in the game right now. After confirming their relationship in March 2022, Halle, 22, and DDG, 24, made their red carpet debut as a couple over the weekend during the 2022 BET Awards. In an interview with Extra, The Little Mermaid star shared that she was “nervous” about their debut. “We’re like tryna figure out what we were going to wear. All this stuff,” she said. The couple matched each other’s fly with both wearing all-black outfits.

Keep reading...Show less
Here's Why You Should Ditch Fourth Of July And Have A Family Reunion Instead

“Who made the potato salad?” As summertime kicks off, this is the universal question that, without fail, will be asked at every barbeque and backyard kickback over the coming months. With the Fourth of July also nearing, summertime celebrations and cookouts will be in full force. However, as the tide begins to turn in this new day and age, more Black Americans are celebrating Juneteenth, instead of the Fourth of July, because, after all, there were still over 250,000 Black Americans enslaved in Galveston, Texas during this so-called Independence Day.

Keep reading...Show less
Fitness Influencer Sara Hunt Shares Her Favorite Ways To Enjoy Summer in Chicago

This post is in partnership with Toyota.

Whether it's the lazy afternoons spent laying out on the beach, or nights spent sipping cocktails at your local rooftop hangout, there are so many reasons to love and look forward to summer. It's a time for respite, fun in the sun, and adventure. But as any Chicagoan can tell you, there's something particularly special about "Summertime Chi." The vibes in the Windy City are on 100 when the temperatures rise, and the city literally comes alive in the most magical way.

Keep reading...Show less
Exclusive Interviews
A Black woman looks into the camera and gives a closed-mouth smile. She's wearing a black turtleneck

Miss Diddy Kicks Off BET Awards Weekend With 'A Toast To Black Hollywood'

Her annual event to celebrate the culture has a new name and more intention than ever before

Latest Posts