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#Scandal’s Bellamy Young Keeps it Really Real #ABCTVEvent #Howtogetawaywithscandal #TGIT

OMG Gladiators. Prepare to die. Guess who I interviewed this weekend:

President Mellie Grant!!!
(Yeah, I’m sure you guessed by the title of this post…and the photo above… whatevs!)
Bellamy Young was so sweet and funny and REAL, yall. I didn’t expect her to be so dope! And also, she is I, and I am her…but Black…and short…and poor…and not famous…where was I going with this??
Oh yeah:

5 Reasons Bellamy and I are twinning:

  1. Not a makeup girl despite a glitzy past
  2. Great hair
  3. High and bubbly energy
  4. Makes awesome faces and sound effects when she speaks
  5. Drop dead gorgeous (looks around to see who’s buyin’ this part)

We got to interview Bellamy about her role in A Wrinkle in Time and her long dope-ass run in Scandal.  Her answers to the questions we asked REALLY and TRULY hit home for me.

Her biggest takeaways from her character Mellie Grant:

So, first of all, you show up and you do your best work, even when it’s two lines, and you might not be there for a minute.  You never know what’s going to turn into your dream.  You never know which lottery ticket might pay, so always showing up for yourself, and doing your best work, regardless. 

This was something I needed to get smacked over the head with. My blog has been sagging lately and I have not been putting in 110% effort like I used to. I’m straightening up now. Promise.

Mellie does not care if people are comfortable. I want everybody to be happy all of the time.  I would make you all coffee if I could. Mellie could care less.  So, spending 16 hours a day as sort of like, “my way or the highway” has been very informative.  I don’t think I will ever lean that direction, but it does remind me that there are many ways to be.  And many acceptable ways to walk through this life.  

THIS was deep to me. Like Bellamy, I want people to be happy and feel good in my presence. But I have recently realized that I would “smallup” myself to ensure people feel comfortable. Lately I have said F That! And just been my big, loud, foul-mouthed, open, honest, somewhat crazy, outgoing self no matter if people are comfortable or not. It is FREEING you guys. Try it.

She’s so flawed.  But she has such big dreams, and she’s — she’s doggedly loyal and will fall on her face, but she will stand up and walk forward, like the Terminator!  Like, all of that skin just like, hanging off her face?   I marvel at her.  It’s been a great, great gift.  Not just the fact of having a job, but the fact of getting to be her.

How dope is that!?

After the interview, Bellamy took (multiple) photos with everyone and played around like one of the girls. I absolutely love her energy. I bet her aura is a sparkley rainbow.

Catch the crossover episodes of Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder TONIGHT starting at 9pm (eastern) on ABC!!!

Lemme tease you with this: 

SCANDAL: “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself” – In the midst of moving on from the White House, Olivia gets an unexpected visitor in criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating, who seeks her help in fast-tracking a judicial reform class action to the United States Supreme Court. However, after Olivia’s recent fall from political grace, it’s going to be more challenging than ever to get the support they need, on a special, TGIT Crossover Event episode of “Scandal,” airing THURSDAY, MARCH 1 (9:00–10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Viola Davis and Aja Naomi King guest star. 

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: “Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” –  As Annalise’s class-action case hangs in the balance, a meeting with the esteemed Washington D.C. fixer, Olivia Pope, proves to be crucial in getting the opportunity to argue her case in the nation’s highest court. Meanwhile, Bonnie discovers concerning information pertaining to Simon that threatens to expose what really happened during night he was shot, on a special, TGIT Crossover Event episode of “How to Get Away with Murder,” THURSDAY, MARCH 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Kerry Washington and Cornelius Smith Jr. guest star.

Going down tonight at 9PM EST on ABC!

Did Bellamy’s words resonate with you as well?

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