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You definitely know DeWanda Wise from somewhere. She’s made a splash on the big and the small screen, in titles like SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT (the Netflix series) and JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION. Now she’s starring in the horror film IMAGINARY, which just landed on VOD after being in theaters earlier this year. But if you didn’t realize that was the same DeWanda in all of those projects, you’re not alone — and she doesn’t really mind. After all, an actor’s job is to drop into the emotionality of a character, whatever the world. Today she’s feeling seen by the emotionally sensitive May Boatwright in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s 2008 film THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. She’ll talk about that, as well as how she uses that emotionality to navigate not just her performances, but also her career in Hollywood.  

Then, Jordan has one quick thing about “June Squibb’s BEEKEEPER”…that’s right, it’s THELMA (no spoilers).


With Jordan Crucchiola and DeWanda Wise

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  • DeWanda Wise

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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