Actress Anika Noni Rose is clear on why ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood is such a special event for women like her.

During an interview with La La Anthony on the red carpet, Rose touched on her upcoming roles and why being surrounded by Black women at the annual event is so magical.

“This is the time that we get to come and say thank you for what you’ve done,” said Rose. “I love whatever about you and to celebrate each other and to hug each other, not with a fake air kiss but really get it in.”

Anika Noni Rose Joining the Cast of ‘Power’

Rose also dished on what projects fans can expect to see her in this year. “I’m doing a little bit of Power which I’m really excited about, it’s a very different role for me,” she added. “I’m in Roots. I’m playing Kissue and that will come out on Memorial day. Thats exciting. And then I’m purchasing rights to books and just trying to do some different things and come from another angle.”

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