Photos: Aja Naomi King for The New Potato

    Aja Naomi King for The New Potato

    Aja did a photoshoot and interview for The New Potato in February 2016. This is a really cute photoshoot!

    What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? The worst?

    The best advice I have ever received is that everyone in the world will want to tell you no, to disregard and diminish your power, so you have to tell yourself yes!

    The worst was to have a back-up plan. I don’t believe in back-up plans, I only believe in doing whatever it takes to make your plan happen.

    Read more at The New Potato!

    ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Fall Premiere Date!

    Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Aja Naomi King, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Viola Davis, Liza Weil, Billy Brown, and Charlie Webber of HTGAWM

    ABC announced the Fall premiere dates for all of its shows, including How To Get Away With Murder!

    Get ready, because season 3 premieres on Thursday, September 22nd at 10pm! That’s right after Grey’s Anatomy at 8pm and ABC’s new show Notorious at 9pm.

    Aja Naomi King at the 2016 BET Awards

    Aja attended the 2016 BET Awards tonight! She presented on stage along with her The Birth of a Nation co-stars Nate Parker and Gabrielle Union.

    Aja Naomi King at the 2016 BET Awards

    Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

    Pictures of Aja at the 9th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, a pre-Oscar event in February 2016.

    Aja Naomi King at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

    Aja Naomi King for NY Times in 2014

    Aja took this lovely photo for a NY Times feature in 2014. In it, she discussed landing the role of Michaela Pratt on How To Get Away With Murder.

    Aja Naomi King for NY Times in 2014

    Growing up, you wanted to become a doctor. Why the change of heart?

    When I was younger, my mother tried to get me an agent because I was always singing and dancing, but whenever she took me to an audition, I would just shut down. By high school, I was telling everyone, “Oh, I’m going to be a doctor when I grow up,” because my dad was always saying to me, “Pick a career path where you’re always going to be necessary.” But by junior year, I was president of choir, I was the lead in the school play, and I just loved being onstage performing. I literally had a breakdown because I’m not big on denying myself the things that I want, and I knew I was going to do it anyway. So it was coming to terms with the fact that my life was never going to be stable. I’d never know where the next job was coming.

    Read more at NY Times!


    Who What Wear’s Rising Stars of Fall 2015

    Aja Naomi King - Who What Wear Rising Stars 2015

    Aja appeared in an article for Who What Wear about the next TV “it” girls of Fall 2015. She was listed along with Skyler Samuels (Scream Queens), Isabelle Fuhrman (Masters of Sex), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Blood & Oil).

    WWW: You mentioned you loved Michaela’s style. How would you describe your own look?
    AK: With me it really depends on the day. Mostly all I do right now is go to work, so it’s dressing up to go to work to take those clothes off and put on my character’s wardrobe. But there are some days when I want to feel girly, flirty, and fun, and I’ll wear cute shorts and a nice top or throw on a dress. I love to be able to throw on one-piece outfits, like rompers and dresses, things that are easy to pair with bits of jewelry and shoes and look really put together but are also extremely comfortable. And then there are other days I want to be completely bundled up in like a million layers of sweaters, jeans, and boots—just buried inside of my clothing. It’s whatever grabs me in the moment.

    WWW: What’s your go-to fashion piece for fall?
    AK: Well I’m big on sweaters. Urban [Outfitters] and Banana Republic always have comfortable and fun options to throw on. So that would be great for fall if it actually cools down. In L.A., however, everyone will probably be grabbing a pair of linen shorts and calling it a day.

    Read more at Who What Wear!