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Uzo Aduba Talks About Playing the First Black Woman to Run for President in ‘Mrs. America’

I chatted with actress Uzo Aduba on Instagram Live. Uzo stars as Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president, in Mrs. America — a new series about the fight over the Equal Rights Amendment in the ’70s. “She was doing such a remarkable thing at such an unexpected time,” Uzo told me. We also discussed life post-quarantine: Her first stop? “Pancakes!” But for now, her dog, who gets a cameo, enjoys having Uzo at home. Don’t miss the full conversation!