However, in taking on the role of Mary Jane Paul in BET’s upcoming hour-long drama ‘Being Mary Jane,’ Gabrielle has committed herself to the small screen for possibly many years to come.
In a recent interview Gabby was very blunt about her reasons for returning to television, saying “It’s called a mortgage. I have bills to pay [laughing].” Gabrielle went on to sing the praises of fellow actresses Taraji P. Henson and Kerry Washington, two sistas who recently found success on two of network television’s highest rated shows.
“Audiences want to see us [black women] and Taraji and Kerry are representing us so beautifully. Television is definitely the place to be right now and I am glad to simply be a part of it all.”
Gabrielle’s previous forays into television include 2000’s ‘City of Angels,’ 2005’s ‘Night Stalker’ and 2009’s ‘Flash Forward.’
As for the big screen, Gabby hasn’t completely given up on it just yet.The image above is a recent pic she posted to her Instagram account showing off her new look for her next film ‘Finally Famous.’