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Gabrielle Union Talks About Speaking in Her 'Authentic Voice'

Gabrielle Union Talks About Speaking in Her 'Authentic Voice'

Gabrielle Union looks radiant on the cover of Elle Canada‘s March 2018 issue, on newsstands now.

The 45-year-old Breaking In actress opened up about how she used to use a “special voice” and tone when she was younger to make sure she didn’t sound aggressive during negotiations.

There was one time that she “lost it.” “I spoke my truth, but I was sure I really blew it and lost that deal,” she said. In the end, the people she spoke her truth to agreed to her terms in the deal.

“When I spoke in my most authentic voice, I got what I wanted—I got what I deserved,” she added. “And I’m 45. I think I’ve been in this business 22 years using that dumb-ass voice that I thought was helping me, and I’m sure it did at certain times. But I wonder how my career could have been different if I had let that real voice out.”

For more from Gabrielle, visit ElleCanada.com!

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  • parisjok

    nobody cares about anything she has to say. she married a man who got a long time jump off pregnant while they were together even though they try to say they were on a break. have zero respect for her

  • parisjok

    nobody cares about anything she has to say. she married a man who got a long time jump off pregnant while they were together even though they try to say they were on a break. have zero respect for her

  • Gina

    I’m sure she has even less respect for herself.

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