Can you believe it’s been 20 years since ‘Save the Last Dance’ introduced the masses to Kerry Washington?
It has — and to celebrate, Kerry took to social media to share a bit why she decided to take the role. She also shared a photo of herself and her costars Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas and Garland Whitt on the set.
“OH EM GEE!!!!! Save the Last Dance turns 20 years old today ?????!” she wrote in the caption. “Playing Chenille changed my life.”
“I read that script and I felt like I KNEW her,” the actress continued. “At the time, I also knew the narrative that was being served in culture about who Black teen moms are. And I knew that if done right, this was an opportunity to transform some stereotyped thinking and make this young woman REAL. And human. And deserving of love and attention.”
She added, “I loooooved being a part of this film This cast. This crew. So many “slammin” memories! ??.”
See her post below.