October Cover: Jill Scott on Essence

“This is the simplest form of myself. I look in the mirror and it’s like, ‘Here, there you go. What’s up, girl?’ For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory. Tomorrow I may want a wig down to my butt and I’m gonna rock it, and the next day I may want a big Afro and I’m gonna rock that too…”

A divorce, broken engagement, split from her record label and the abrupt ending of her HBO series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency were not enough to keep this “Golden” lady down. She also speaks on the recent upswing in her life. She has a new Lifetime TV movie in the works Steel Magnolias, an all-black adaptation of the 1989 film and noted play.

Check out photos from Steel Magnolias below, and check out the film on Lifetime on Oct. 7  at 9pm.



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