The BUILD Series presents the cast of ‘The Birth of a Nation’

    Aja appeared on the BUILD series yesterday to discuss The Birth of a Nation. She was joined by her co-stars Armie Hammer, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, and Penelope Ann Miller, and also the film’s star and director Nate Parker. There’s a clip of the show below, and I’ve also got pictures of the cast, stills from the actual show, and a few pictures of Aja after the show!

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    Aja Naomi King is one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016!

    Aja Naomi King is one of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016! Aja was included in the list along with notable actors Riz Ahmed, John Legend, and Mahershala Ali.

    Here is the photo and write-up from the feature. Congrats Aja!

    Aja Naomi King is one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch for 2016

    The L.A. native has had quite a year. First, she starred opposite first-time feature director Nate Parker and Armie Hammer in Fox Searchlight’s new release, “The Birth of a Nation,” which won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Playing Cherry, a desperate slave and Nat Turner’s wife, “was quite a stretch,” King admits of her harrowing role. “At first I really tried to embody all her strength and power, but then I realized that what was so beautiful about her are those moments of vulnerability, and her lightness and love, and the sweetness and simplicity of that, because it’s such a dark story. Typically [in slave dramas] you only see the pain and turmoil and tragedy — you never get to see the full scope of their humanity.”

    And now she’s back on the set as law student Michaela Pratt in the award-winning hit ABC drama “How to Get Away With Murder,” which returned last month for its third season. “It couldn’t be more different from ‘Nation,’” says King, who received a supporting actress in a drama series nomination at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards for her performance in the series. “It’s Shondaland, completely insane and it’s going to be quite a twisty ride, full of huge surprises,” she promises of the new season. “And I love playing Michaela. She’s so much fun and there’s this arrogance to her that I really appreciate. She’s just so fully in love with herself, never apologizes for it, and it’s something we should all embrace a little.” Ironically King, whose credits include the sc-fi thriller “Reversion,” Whit Stillman’s “Damsels in Distress,” and such TV shows as ABC’s “Black Box” and CW’s “Emily Owens M.D.”, always wanted to be a doctor. “But then I played one on TV, so it kind of all worked out.” — Iain Blair

    Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, Kate Winslet

    Source: Variety

    FilmIsNow On-set interview with Aja Naomi King for ‘The Birth of a Nation’

    On-set interview with Aja Naomi King for ‘The Birth of a Nation’

    Also, check out this “Women of Rebellion” featurette:

    ‘The Birth of a Nation’ BlackTree TV Interview

    Check out Aja’s interview with BlackTree TV at the premiere of The Birth of a Nation.

    Aja Naomi King and Alfred Enoch at The Rape Foundation’s Annual Brunch in Beverly Hills

    Aja Naomi King and her HTGAWM co-star Alfred Enoch attended The Rape Foundation’s Annual Brunch in Beverly Hills on September 25, 2016. How stunning does Aja look?!


    ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Season 3 Premiere in Los Angeles

    Aja attended the How To Get Away With Murder Season 3 Premiere Event in Los Angeles on September 20th, 2016.