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Aja Naomi King Discusses 'Birth of a Nation' Breakout Role: 'It's Pretty Insane'

Aja Naomi King Discusses 'Birth of a Nation' Breakout Role: 'It's Pretty Insane'

Aja Naomi King rocks a leather skirt while attending Variety’s 10 To Watch Brunch and Panel during the 2016 Hamptons International Film Festival at Nick & Toni’s on Saturday (October 8) East Hampton, New York.

The 31-year-old actress was joined at the event by Riz Ahmed, Mahershala Ali, and Kara Hayward, as well as screenwriter Jenelle Riley.

Aja stepped out in a purple dress the day before to promote her film The Birth of a Nation on Good Morning America, opening up about how much her role in the historical drama means to her.

“It’s pretty insane,” she told GMA. “Being a part of telling a story that is so crucial to understand about our history as black people in this country … it’s just so necessary and such a very visceral way for me and I’m just so grateful that I got to take on this part.”

Check out her interview below, and catch The Birth of a Nation in theaters now!

Also pictured: Aja heading to her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday.

FYI: Aja is wearing a Gomez-Gracia top in the Hamptons with J Brand leather pants.

35+ pictures inside of Aja Naomi King promoting her film…

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Credit: Eugene Gologursky; Photos: AKM-GSI, Getty
Posted to: Aja Naomi King, kara hayward, Mahershala Ali, Riz Ahmed

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