Blavity, Inc. CEO Morgan DeBaun sat own with Meagan Good for Shadow And Act and Sundance Film Festival’s event Behind the Lens with Meagan Good. The virtual fireside chat was a part of a slate of events for Shadow And Act’s programming as a 2022 Sundance Film Festival media partner.

During the talk, Good talked about what it’s been like for her as an actress in the industry. Good’s short film Black Karen, which she directed in partnership with Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Productions and The Sundance Institute, will premiere during the Sundance festival.

Good opened up about what it’s been like to star on Amazon Prime’s Harlem, which gave a shout-outs to Blavity’s child company AfroTech (Shadow And Act’s sister brand).

Harlem I fell in love with [because it is about] unapologetically black women and showing our stories and things that we never get to talk about on camera and not just talk about them but actually explore them…And i fell in love with Camille…and each one of the characters because none of them felt monolithic. None of them felt like caricatures. They felt like girls that I really, really know in my friend-group.

She also added that she felt that Camille was a character she hasn’t played yet in her career, saying, “I am more kind of [like] Camille in my friendgroup…I really am kind of quirky and offbeat and a little bit of a nerd and can be over-confident, but then insecure and all those things.”

I’m always thoughtful and prayerful anytime I take on something and it’s always for different reasons. Sometimes it’s because I think that the character’s journey is important and that someone needs to see it. Sometimes I think that the character’s demise and the lesson in it is important and you need to see it. Sometimes it’s just smoething that I’m creatively excited about and haven’t gotten a chance to do.

Good said she chooses roles based on how it adds to her quality of life. She hopes her career can positively influence others, saying, “I’m selective in the sense that I act because I do love it, but I act so that I can have a platform so that I can build a kingdom, so that I can be useful the kingdom, that God can use me however he wants to use me and I have a platform to be used that way that’s unique to me.”

You can watch the full panel above.

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