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Kerry Washington Celebrates 20th Anniversary of 'Save the Last Dance'

Kerry Washington Celebrates 20th Anniversary of 'Save the Last Dance'

Kerry Washington is looking back at one of her first big roles!

The 43-year-old actress took to Instagram on Tuesday (January 12) to share a post in honor of the 20th anniversary of Save the Last Dance.

“OH EM GEE!!!!! Save the Last Dance turns 20 years old today 😱😱😱😱😱!” Kerry wrote along with a throwback photo with co-stars Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Garland Whitt on set of the 2001 movie.

“Playing Chenille changed my life,” Kerry continued. “I read that script and I felt like I KNEW her. At the time, I also knew the narrative that was being served in culture about who Black teen moms are.”

“And I knew that if done right, this was an opportunity to transform some stereotyped thinking and make this young woman REAL,” Kerry added. “And human. And deserving of love and attention. I loooooved being a part of this film This cast. This crew. So many ‘slammin’ memories! 😍😜”

Save the Last Dance follows the story of Sara (Stiles), a white Midwestern ballet dancer, who moves to Chicago to live with her estranged dad after her mom dies in a car accident. In Chicago, Sara finds herself an outcast while attending an all-Black school, before falling for Derek (Thomas) and befriending Chenille (Washington).

You can read Kerry Washington‘s message on Instagram here.

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