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Gail Bean Talks ‘Snowfall’ Season 4, Wanda’s Second Chance, and Making John Singleton Proud / HM exclusive

Gail Bean is on an exciting journey. With several films and television roles already under her belt, the Atlanta native has been a series regular on Snowfall since season 2.

The crime drama, currently in season 4, continues to gain momentum. According to the reports, Snowfall‘s ratings are up 41%. The numbers came as a pleasant surprise – this marks the first full season without one of the show’s original creators, John Singleton, who sadly passed away in 2019.

Keeping the late filmmaker’s legacy alive and making him proud was extremely important for the Snowfall team, including Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, who started with Singleton, and now continue to carry his vision. “We did all meet, we did make a vow to not let the show slip,” Bean shared during our conversation, “He passed the baton to us and we need to continue to build, and continue to make sure that people remember that he went out at a high – he started off great with Boyz n the Hood and ended great with Snowfall.” And yes, he did THAT!

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The series is a prime example of television excellence thanks to great writing and brilliant performances like Bean’s. Portraying Wanda Bell has been challenging and rewarding at the same time. The hardest part about it, the actress says, is knowing that drug addiction is a harsh reality for so many people, “I am grateful I get to step out of Wanda at the end of the day and wash her off. It’s really hard for me knowing that there [are] so many people who don’t.”

Another challenge Bean encountered in this role is being uncertain about the fate of her character. When Wanda got shot in earlier episodes of season 4, it seemed, for a brief moment, that her journey was over. She, however, got her second chance, which, the actress says, was a surprise because things could go either way for her, “I am just very grateful that she would have a second chance at life. I know so many stories of crack addicts that I know they could’ve gone any way with her, and it would’ve been realistic.” Without a doubt, Wanda’s journey has not been an easy one, but we are ecstatic to see her continue on the show, hopefully into season 5!

Catch Gail Bean on Snowfall every Wednesday at 10/9c on FX.

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Jaden Smith’s Restaurant To Serve Vegan Meals To The Homeless

Jaden Smith is opening his first restaurant to provide displaced people with free vegan meals.

The actor and musician has already been helping the houseless community since the launch of his ‘I Love You’ food truck in the Los Angeles Skid Row area back in 2019.

“It’s for homeless people to get free food,” the young activist told Variety, “But if you’re not homeless, not only do you have to pay, but you have to pay for more than the food’s worth so that you can pay for the person behind you.”

There’s no word on where the 22-year-old’s eatery will be located or when it’s set to open. We will keep you posted!

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‘Bridgerton’ Spinoff Centered On Young Queen Charlotte Is In The Works

Netflix has announced Bridgerton‘s first spin-off! The prequel will center on the young Queen Charlotte and her love life. Shonda Rhimes will pen the script and executive produce the limited series.

The streamer’s official account tweeted on Friday, “All Hail The Queen! Thrilled to announce we’re expanding the Bridgerton universe with a limited series that will tell Queen Charlotte’s origin story — the series will also feature young Violet Bridgerton and young Lady Danbury.”

The Queen, played by the brilliant Golda Rosheuvel, became a fan favorite in the record-breaking show, which was seen by 80+ million households.

The streaming giant purposely cast a Black actress for the role, as historians believe The real-life Queen Charlotte was, indeed, of African descent. “It was very much a conscious choice, not a blind choice,” Bridgerton author Julia Quinn said, “Many historians believe she had some African background. It’s a highly debated point, and we can’t DNA test her, so I don’t think there’ll ever be a definitive answer.” 

The upcoming second season of Bridgerton will be based on Quinn’s second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rhimes plans to produce eight seasons of the drama — one for each book in author Quinn’s series, with seasons 3 and 4 already confirmed.

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Meghan Markle To Release Her Debut Children’s Book

The soon-to-be mother of two will also narrate the audiobook version

The actress-turned-duchess is adding a new title to her post-royal résumé. Markle is releasing her debut children’s book, The Bench.

Inspired by her husband Prince Harry and baby Archie, the book will reportedly focus on the special bond between a father and son, viewed through a mother’s eyes.

The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born,” the new author shared in a statement. “That poem became this story. Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens. My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine.”

Published by Random House Children’s Books, the book is illustrated by award-winning artist Christian Robinson.

The Bench will be published on June 8.

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