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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… More Here! »

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Viola Davis Gets Support From 'HTGAWM' Cast At The Rape Foundation's 2016 Brunch!

Viola Davis is all smiles while attending The Rape Foundation’s Annual Brunch held at private residence on Sunday (September 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 51-year-old actress was joined at the event by her How to Get Away with Murder co-stars Matt McGorry, Aja Naomi King, Karla Souza, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Conrad Ricamora, Charlie Weber, Captain America: Civil War‘s Chadwick Boseman, Secrets and LiesKaDee Strickland, WingsSteven Weber, BonesTamara Taylor, and Jason Behr.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Viola Davis

The brunch was MC’d by David Schwimmer to benefit the Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center which provides state-of-the-art care for rape victims and sexually abused children, and prevention education programs in our community and across the country.

40+ pictures inside of Viola Davis and others at The Rape Foundation’s Annual BrunchMore Here! »

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Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union, & More Premiere 'Birth of a Nation' in Hollywood

Nate Parker looks dapper while arriving on the red carpet for his new movie Birth of a Nation on Wednesday night (September 21) in Hollywood, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor and director of the film was joined at the premiere by co-stars Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer & his wife Elizabeth Chambers, and Aja Naomi King.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Gabrielle Union

Also at the premiere were Penelope Ann Miller, Chike Okonkwo, and Jesse Williams.

Birth of a Nation is set to hit theaters on October 7.

FYI: Aja is wearing a Huishan Zhang dress. Gabrielle is wearing Rodarte with Schutz shoes.

15+ pictures inside of stars arriving at the movie premiere…More Here! »

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Hailee Steinfeld, Aja Naomi King & Taron Egerton Party at TIFF with Entertainment Weekly

Hailee Steinfeld and Aja Naomi King keep it cute for Entertainment Weekly’s Toronto Must List party during the 2016 Toronto Film Festival
held at the Thompson Hotel on Saturday night (September 10) in Toronto, Canada.

The two actresses met up with Taron Egerton and Marshall Williams at the annual party.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hailee Steinfeld

If you missed it, Hailee is one of the stars in American Eagle’s We All Can campaign, and she just shared the cool promo video on her Instagram. Check it out below!

I am so proud to be a part of this campaign. @americaneagle Thank you @cassblackbird and @trey.laird! ❤️ #WEALLCAN

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FYI: Taron wore a Burberry outfit and O’Keefe shoes. Aja is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress and Monique Lhuillier shoes.

15+ pictures inside of Hailee Steinfeld, Aja Naomi King, Marshall Williams and Taron EgertonMore Here! »

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Nate Parker's 'Birth of a Nation' Gets Standing Ovation at TIFF!

Nate Parker flashes a smile while attending the premiere of his movie The Birth of a Nation held during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Friday night (September 9) at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, Canada.

The 36-year-old actor/writer/director was joined at the event by co-stars Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King, Armie Hammer (with pregnant wife Elizabeth), Colman Domingo, and Penelope Ann Miller, among others.

The movie received a standing ovation and a warm reception from the audience despite all of the controversy surrounding the film due to Nate‘s resurfaced rape trial.

FYI: Gabrielle is wearing a Boss dress and sandals with jewelry by Tiffany & Co. Aja is wearing an Emanuel Ungaro dress with Jerome C. Rousseau sandals. Armie is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo blazer, pants, shirt, and tie.

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Joey King, Jesse Metcalfe & Jamie Foxx Party It Up at Drake's LA Concert

Joey King surrounds herself with Yara Shahidi and Ariel Winter inside at the AQUAhydrate suite during the Drake and Future concert held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (September 7).

The three young actresses were joined by Jamie Foxx, Anthony Anderson, Christina Milian, Brittany Snow, Ashley Madekwe, Austin Mahone, Jesse Metcalfe, Cara Santana, Sasha Pieterse, Aja Naomi King, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Jonathan Bennett, Kendrick Sampson, plus Disney stars Kelli Berglund (with boyfriend Tyler Wilson), Skai Jackson, Kevin Quinn and Paris Berelc.

Guests at the suite danced it up to Drake’s greatest hits including “One Dance,” “Controlla,” “Started from the Bottom,” “Hotline Bling” and more.

40+ pictures inside from the AQUAhydrate suite at Drake‘s LA Concert…More Here! »

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Aja Naomi King, Nate Parker, & Gabrielle Union Present at BET Awards 2016

Aja Naomi King and her The Birth of a Nation co-stars Nate Parker and Gabrielle Union present on stage at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

Also seen on stage later that evening during the show was Empire star Jussie Smollett.

If you missed it, be sure to check out the complete list of winners from the 2016 BET Awards.

The Birth of a Nation, which will hit theaters in October, is about Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, who orchestrates an uprising.

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