'Good Trouble' Season 2B star Zuri Adele says her role as Malika is a reflection of the life she is living
Zuri Adele, in an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), spoke at length about living life as a woman of color and the role her character Malika has played in creating a conversation of difference in the audience
Freeform's drama 'Good Trouble' has most articulately navigated the lives of its characters while retaining realistic elements for two seasons. 'Good Trouble' showcases several issues that are socially relevant, but Black Lives Matter has always been the cornerstone of the series.
The show has also emphasized on the need to tackle the issue by placing more than one of its characters at the forefront of the movement.
While Season 2 saw Callie Adams Foster's (Cierra Ramirez) involvement in the Jamal Thompson shooting, Season 2B will dive deep into Malika's life, who besides leading the charge, act as the voice for the Black community.
Zuri Adele, in an exclusive interview with MEA Worldwide (MEAWW), spoke at length about living life as a woman of color and the role her character Malika has played in creating a conversation of difference in the audience.
Racial profiling is one of several obstacles people of color face on a daily basis. Addressing its representation on the show and its importance in spreading awareness, Zuri said 'Good Trouble' has gotten onto the surface of racial profiling, which in a way is educating the public.
However, she is excited to go even deeper into such stories as the series progresses.
Malika carries multiple identities in the series: of a woman, an African American, an activist and much more. Talking about her experience of navigating through these, Zuri told MEAWW, "I was not far from Malika's life socioeconomically when we started."
"So it was an incredible reflection of the life I'm living and also the life that many of my friends are living. People see themselves in this character. So it's incredible. It's also interesting that it's not an escape from what's going on in the world," she shared.
"It is not work for me because this particular show is not an escape from conversations about politics or black liberation. And the conversation for me is always going on set and outside of it. So it heightens my experience if that makes sense," she added.
Furthermore, Zuri is happy about the fact that people love Malika. Talking about the overwhelming love and support her character has garnered from fans, Zuri told MEAWW, "I feel so much love everywhere I go. It's also a reminder that I have to be really mindful."
"They make that really clear and they're rooting for me. I mean they definitely voice their opinions when Malika makes a decision that they feel is crazy. And they want to know what happens next. But I can tell that it's because they have so much love for what Malika," Zuri added.