This is Anika Noni Rose time! Her supporting roles in movies like Dreamgirls, voicing Disney’s first black princess in 2009’s The Princess and the Frog, and the Roots Remake have prepared her for such a time as this. The gifted singer and actress now takes over BET on Wednesday nights as the lead character in The Quad, the new scripted drama about college life at Georgia A&M, a historically black university where the marching band is as prestigious as athletics and education.
“I know these people have been watching me for a long time, so everything I did led up to this because they’ve been paying attention,” she said. “They know they hired somebody who is capable and professional and coming to give it their all.”
“Work begets work,” Rose affirms.
Amen to that!