Niecy Nash never stops.
The actress has a resumé chock-full of notable roles that have made her a household name. And, her turn as Desna Simms on TNT’s Claws is no different.
The show sees Desna and her girl gang running a Florida nail salon as a front for other nefarious activities. During a pop-up event in New York City’s Herald Square, the actress told ESSENCE that her role as Desna was one she couldn’t wait to bring to life.
“I play a woman who is so many of my girlfriends, right? On the south side of 40, not married, no kids, trying to navigate these single streets. Not only that, she is a vibrant, full woman having sex for her own pleasure. Not a size two, not wearing her hair straightened out. That woman needed to be on TV. And I’m so happy that I’m the conduit to bring her to the masses.”
Nash’s hard work and desire to represent different women on screen has also led to new opportunities. The actress revealed to ESSENCE that she and bestie Chrissy Metz, star of This Is Us, are teaming up for a new project.
“I’m gonna do a movie with my BFF, Chrissy Metz. And I’ve never said that out loud until right now. So, I’m doing the movie with Chrissy Metz. Boom.”
Nash wouldn’t reveal further details, but we’re sure anything these two are in is bound to be a must-watch event.
The actress, who is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 11, also shared that she has plans for her own love and relationships series. “I am doing my own show in the love space. After that, I wanna segue into directing.”
Actress, producer, and soon, director. What can’t Niecy Nash do?