Oprah & Renée Elise Goldsberry Cover ESSENCE’s April 2017 Issue
Oprah Winfrey and Renee Elise Goldsberry cover the April issue of ESSENCE.
Their cover comes just in time, as the two promote”The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” which airs on HBO next month. The story follows the contributions she made to history and science, even though she never received credit after her death.
Winfrey plays Deborah Lacks, the daughter who seeks to find out information about her late mother. Meanwhile, Goldsberry plays Henrietta, the woman whose cells pushed science and medicine to new heights.
“I love the opportunity to tell stories that people should know,” Goldsberry tells ESSENCE, “I think it puts what we do as actors on the level of nurses and doctors. It takes us out of this idea of entertainment into an act of service.”
For more with the pair, check out the new issue of ESSENCE!