Actress Carmen Ejogo is giving us a glimpse at her character in the upcoming Madam C.J. Walker Netflix series.
She shared a photo of herself in character as entrepreneur Miss Addie Monroe, “a hairstylist and former friend of Sarah Breedlove. She is a savvy businesswoman herself, who parlays her good looks and social standing into a profitable African American hair care business,” Shadow And Act reported.
“Looking forward to seeing you all meeting entrepreneur and hustler, Miss Addie Monroe,” she captioned in a photo of her character.
Based on A’Lelia Bundles’ book, On Her Own Ground, the limited series will see Madam tell “the untold and highly irreverent story of Black hair care pioneer and mogul Madam C.J. Walker and how she overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and some trifling family to become America’s first Black, self-made female millionaire.”
The limited series will be executive-produced by Octavia Spencer—who will also star as Walker—LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Mark Holder and Christine Holder.
The show is set to premiere in 2020.