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EXCLUSIVE: Meagan Good Talks 'Anchorman 2,' Playing the (Black) Boss Lady

The actress opens up about her role in Anchorman 2.

Meagan Good shows off her comedic chops in the new film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (out today). It’s a huge leap for someone who never considered herself funny. “I’ve always been the kid who tells the joke and everyone goes, ‘Don’t ever do that again,'” she tells ESSENCE.com. “I’ve always had a insecurity about it and it is frightening for me which is why I really wanted to do this.”

Good plays Linda Jackson, a tough and ambitious news station manager and Ron Burgundy’s (Will Ferrell) boss. “I loved her because she was so strong but not angry and she was determined to be the best at what she does at a time where the opportunities were few and far between,” says Good.