The STARZ ‘Run the World’ Ladies Dish on the First Season

by Shine My Crown Staff
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STARZ series “Run The World” is all about sisterhood.

And we’re all about sisterhood too.

Yvette Lee Bowser (“Living Single,” “black-ish,” Netflix’s “Dear White People”) serves as the showrunner for the popular series while and Leigh Davenport (“The Perfect Find,” “Wendy Williams: The Hot Topic,” BET’s “Boomerang”) is the show’s creator and executive producer.

According to the synopsis, “Run the World” is “The story of a group of Black women who work, live, and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. They’re not only surviving – but thriving together.”

Black Girl Nerds talked with the show’s leads, Andrea Bordeaux (Ella), Amber Stevens West (Whitney Green), Bresha Webb (Renee Ross) and Corbin Reid (Sondi Hill), about the series.

The show has been hailed for the beautiful way melanin was showcased in the series.

“They really hired the best of the best to highlight all — even set design, like, every single aspect of everything was so meticulously paid attention to by like true artists,” she explains. “I’m just truly proud of all of it. Honestly.The way that we are depicted on the show is what we deserve. And I’m really proud that I get to be a part of something like that,” Stevens continued.

When asked, Bordeaux said she’d most like to play Amber’s character, Whitney, if she could not play Ella.

“I think the easy answer would be Sandy, just because I relate to her so much,” she said.

“But in the interest of challenging myself, I would say, I would say I I would be Whitney because […] I’ve done characters in the past that have like the big, bold personality. And I, in general, had like a big bold in your face personality and very direct. Not as funny as Breesha is, but, you know, still have like sorta like that that big personality,” she explains.

“Whereas Whitney has sort of like, she’s so much more conservative and a little bit more reserved, not quite as sure doesn’t know how to like really advocate for herself as much and ends up taking on a lot of emotional labor that doesn’t really serve her in a lot of ways. And so that would be a really, really beautiful challenge for me to tap into something like that. I think Whitney’s arc this season has been so interesting and Amber has just played her so beautifully,” she adds.

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