And though she’s been a Hollywood star for a while now, she has never forgotten how to hustle.
On a break from filming her hit BET show,, returning for its fourth season this fall, Union plays the title character, an ambitious cable news anchor—not your cookie-cutter female protagonist, but a woman who’s rather flawed, especially in the relationship department.
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“Career-wise, it gets no better than this,” she says.
“It’s by far the smallest role I’ve ever taken, but easily the most challenging and the most rewarding.”Union plays Esther, a married field slave who is sometimes called upon to work in the house.
“She’s challenging, complicated, messy,” Union says. “She progresses and regresses, which at times as a viewer is frustrating.
One minute you’re rooting for her, the next you’re rooting against her.”Like her character, Union is anything but cookie-cutter.
Still, Funches-Wade writes that money was the cause of her greatest struggle."I got divorced and had both my children wrongfully taken from me, I lost my home and my health, my reputation was destroyed," she wrote.