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Janelle Monae Reveals The Marvel Role She'd Love To Play

Janelle Monae has her sights set on playing Storm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While speaking to Empire in a new interview, the 34-year-old entertainer revealed she would definitely be interested in joining the franchise.

“I definitely have thrown it out there,” she shared. “One of my dreams has always been to play Storm.”

Janelle adds, “I don’t know if she comes in Black Panther but it would be a dream to have her in it. I don’t know where they are with that. A lot of women have played Storm and they’ve done an exceptional job, and I would love to be in that line of artists and get to do Storm justice.”

Halle Berry famously played the role in the X-Men franchise in several films from 2000 to 2014.

If you missed it, Janelle opened up about her upcoming movie, Antebellum, and why it was difficult for her to film.

Janelle Monae Speaks Out About Misogyny in Music: 'I Really Only Ever Wanna Hear Women Rapping'

Janelle Monae is getting candid with her feelings about the music industry.

The 34-year-old “Cold War” entertainer posted a series of messages on Twitter (July 3) expressing her frustration with misogyny in music.

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“I really only ever wanna hear women rapping . The amount of misogyny from most of men in rap and music is infuriating . We need to abolish that s–t too,” she wrote.

“Women (black women inparticular) have been betrayed by the majority of men for far too long . The systems that enable Patriarchy and abusers of power are burning . Either bring gasoline or burn with them . Y’all can’t wait to call women every bitch , hoe , discuss violent acts against women, etc for clout in rap, rock, and through out music history. Misogny has NEVER been okay yet it has become normalized. Women didn’t create misogny, y’all did. SO YOU DO THE WORK to ABOLISH IT,” she went on to say.

She recently revealed that filming this movie was very triggering.

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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…

Janelle Monáe Wants White People to Wake Up Amid George Floyd Protests

Janelle Monáe is speaking out about the protests that have erupted after the George Floyd murder in late May in America.

In a profile in Variety, wants people — especially white people — to wake up.

“Because we need you. We need more people inside these places, inside these police precincts and these buildings, to stand up. And to be marching. And to be right there with us,” Janelle told the magazine. “This administration, along with the president, they’re evil.”

Meanwhile, Janelle also spoke about her role in season two of Homecoming.

“To have a Black woman and an Asian woman in a relationship on TV is the type of representation that we need,” she said, adding, “being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community is an honor.”

Find out what good deed Janelle was seen doing amid the protests and pandemic.

Janelle Monae Gives Away 10,000 Lunches To Those In Need During #Wondalunch Drive

Janelle Monae has her hands full of sacks of food while participating in the Wondalunch Los Angeles Drive-Thru event at Crozier Middle School in Inglewood, Calif., on Friday (May 29).

The 34-year-old singer and actress teamed up with rapper and actor Jidenna, attorney and political commentator Angela Rye, and congresswoman Maxine Waters to hand out free meals to those in need, in a partnership with hunger nonprofit Project Isaiah.

“Some people who are working may want to save their money because they don’t know when they may be laid off,” Janelle shared in an interview about the giveaway. “This is an opportunity to give back to the community, to feed families, to hopefully release some stress.”

Anything left over from the drive, which catered 10,000 lunches, was given to homeless shelters.

Check out 15+ pictures inside of Janelle Monae serving up free meals to those facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic…

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Janelle Monae's New Movie' Antebellum' Gets Heart Stopping New Trailer - Watch Now!

Janelle Monae gets plucked out of her timeline in the brand new trailer for her upcoming movie, Antebellum.

Starring as author Veronica Henley, Janelle finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

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“I knew that taking on this role was going to take a lot of deep diving emotionally,” Janelle told Vanity Fair. “This role is the hardest role that I’ve done, because it directly connects the past, present, and the future.”

She went on, “I went back and forth with, Should I do this? People are gonna think I’m crazy. It wasn’t until I did some deep meditation—and I saw so many women that reminded me of Veronica, from Maxine Waters to AOC to all of the strong women in our government—that I said, Yes, I should do this. This scares me, and the conversations need to be had because our past will directly determine our future.”

The movie also stars alongside Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, Jack Huston, and more.

Antebellum will be out in theaters on August 21. Watch the full trailer below now!

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Shailene Woodley, Caitriona Balfe, & More Stars Attend the Stella McCartney Fashion Show

Shailene Woodley and Caitriona Balfe are kicking off their Monday morning with Stella McCartney!

The 28-year-old Big Little Lies actress and the 40-year-old Outlander actress stepped out for the Stella McCartney Fashion Show on Monday (March 2) in Paris, France.

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Other stars in attendance included Janelle Monae, Ashley Benson, and French actress Isabelle Huppert.

This is now the second Paris Fashion Week show Shailene, Janelle, and Ashley have all attended. A few days before, the ladies all attended the Balmain show.

10+ pictures inside of the stars at the fashion show…More Here! »

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