Janelle Monae Joins Hidden Figures Cast Alongside Taraji P. Henson
R n’ B singer Janelle Monae has landed the third lead alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the Fox 2000 sci-fi drama Hidden Figures. The film is based on the true life story of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, three black female mathematicians who helped provide NASA with the raw data they needed to launch John Glenn and his fellow astronauts into space.
Janel Monae Fronts New Pepsi Campaign
Janelle Monae is the latest artist to be recruited by Pepsi to star in one of their highly anticipated Super Bowl ads. These commercials used to be kept under lock and key until they aired live, but with the way the media works today, I figure Pepsi probably thought they’d get a bigger bang for their buck by releasing it a few days early.
As previously reported, singer Janelle Monae is the official spokemodel for Covergirl’s Star Wars inspired line of cosmetics. The limited edition collection features looks for those of you who lean toward the Light Side, and prefer cool neutral tones, and those who lean more toward the Dark Side, and prefer bold vibrant colors.
Janelle Monae has landed her first acting role.
According to published reports, the 29-year old Yoga singer will be joining the cast of Moonlight, a Brad Pitt produced film based on Terrell McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
Naomie Harris, Andre Holland and Marshala Ali have also been cast in the coming of age drama, which will be helmed by director Barry Jenkins and distributed by Fox Searchlight.