A Conversation With Zazie Beetz On Atlanta, Hair Touching and the Nuance of the 'Angry Black Woman'

The scene in Atlanta that gets Zazie Beetz the biggest reaction involves hair. In the pilot episode of Donald Glover’s FX series, her character Van walks into a bathroom and unwraps her headscarf to reveal a head full of Bantu knots. When I tell her over the phone that I slightly gasped at the sight of 1) a headscarf,…

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