Aja Naomi King is a Capricorn. That’s important, a necessary revelation; it explains many things about the acuteness of King’s acting, and the impressive steadiness of her career thus far. Another revelation: Our birthdays are a day apart, hers on the 11th, mine on the 10th. This gave us (gave me) an instant bond when we were first introduced, one that feels akin to sisterhood, a very specific sisterhood that provides a rare understanding of all our shared, confusingly distinctive idiosyncrasies. But it also makes sense: Capricorns are said to possess a great specificity. We like what we like, determinedly. We are the quintessential Keep Calm and Carry On poster; we are the elders of astrology, precisely because of an innate wisdom we carry, one that, at times, feels preordained. I told King all this, with heady enthusiasm and no irony, the morning we met, and she agreed with excited sighs and giddy nods, mirroring my energy completely. I breathed a sigh of relief. Bringing up astrology can be a gamble. But it wound up being a safe bet with King. “Every first of the month,” King said, “I send my mom and my little sisters their horoscope. It’s tradition.” The way that she said that last part, the part about tradition and family, transported me straight to a scene in the movie Ever After, when the young Danielle de Barbarac (aka Cinderella) turns to her friend, Gustave, and explains that her father always turns to wave her a last goodbye, as he rides away on horseback, off to another job. “It’s tradition,” Cinderella says with a calm assuredness.
New stills for the premiere episode of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ were released this week! There was also a new promo released to promote TGIT, featuring HTGAWM, Scandal, and Grey’s Anatomy. Make sure you tune in to the season premiere on September 28th.
Aja is featured as one of the cover stars of Marie Claire‘s 2017 Fresh Faces issue! Emily Ratajkowski, Janelle Monae, Zoey, Deutch, and Alexandra Daddario also have their own covers. There’s an excerpt from the article below and 2 videos. I’ve also added photos to the gallery, and scans will come when the issue is released. Marie Claire‘s May 2017 Fresh Faces issues hits newsstands on April 18!
Aja was honored at the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards on February 24th, and when she accepted the award she gave a touching speech about self-doubt. Watch the video below! You can view pictures from the event in the gallery.
Check out the promo clip and stills for the all new episode of HTGAWM airing this Thursday night! If you want a look ahead, I’ve also got stills from episode 3×14 — those are in the gallery now as well.
Here’s the promo for the next episode of HTGAWM, along with some production stills! And here’s the synopsis:
Tensions in the courtroom run high, as the prosecution seeks to bring forth a new charge against Annalise. Meanwhile, Nate uncovers a crucial piece of information that could threaten his own innocence, as detectives call Oliver in for questioning on “How to Get Away with Murder,” Thursday, February 9th on ABC