VIV magazine‘s Spring 2012 issues features actress Nicole Ari Parker! The 41-year-old mother of two will be starring in a new Broadway play, called ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. Alongside actors Blair Underwood, Wood Harris & others, Parker will be playing the character of Blanche Dubois. Check out what she had to say in excerpts below. You’ll also find a behind-the-scenes clip as well…
ON HER CHARACTER, BLANCE DUBOIS:
“Every character is so dense and tightly woven. Blanche is verbose, her language takes you on an emotional journey. She is tremendously strong and clear and unrelenting in her view of the world. When I read the lines I feel very empowered. She holds her ground.
ON WHAT HER ROLE HAS TAUGHT HER:
The greatest gift of getting to play the role of Blanche Dubois is that it’s reminded me to never give up. No matter if you get knocked down, stretched to your limit, lost your light and 20 very real years go by. And in some way I think that is the tragic beauty of Blanche. Even at the end, after all she has endured, she in her own special way, doesn’t give up.” [SOURCE]