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Janelle Monae Says Filming Her Upcoming Movie 'Antebellum' Was Very 'Triggering' For Her

Janelle Monae Says Filming Her Upcoming Movie 'Antebellum' Was Very 'Triggering' For Her

Janelle Monae is opening up about feeling all the feelings during filming on her upcoming movie, Antebellum.

The 34-year-old entertainer spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the movie and what was going through her mind as they shot on a plantation.

“I brought all of my ancestors home with me,” Janelle shared during the roundtable discussion. “And we were filming most of the stuff at night on a plantation, and I felt everything.”

She added, “There were just certain conversations even at craft services that if I heard would be triggering for me. I couldn’t even talk to my family sometimes. It was kind of unhealthy when I think back.”

Antebellum centers on Janelle‘s character, author Veronica Henley, who, after speaking about about systemic racism, finds herself living as a slave on a plantation in the South.

You can watch the thrilling trailer for the movie here…

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