Michaela Coel was the big winner for her groundbreaking series "I May Destroy You"
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In tonight's finale, Coel asks the viewer to recreate a different story about the things that hurt us, in order to empower us.
“I want to have variety in my career, because this industry likes to assume what types of roles an actress who looks like me can play,” she says.
"It's an emotionally messy ride, but one well worth taking," says Demetria Lucas on the acclaimed British writer's new HBO drama.
In the HBO trailer, her character struggles to understand what happened as flashbacks of the night trickle into her consciousness.
As Michaela Coel brings her bold beauty and unapologetic talent to roles in two critically acclaimed Netflix series, her confidence and power seem unshakable.
'Black Earth Rising' is now available on Netflix.
The upcoming Netflix thriller sees Coel unraveling the truth about her past with devasting consequences that could affect her future.
ESSENCE spoke to Coel about her upcoming Netflix film, which is a musical from Che Walker about opening your heart to love.