Jodie Turner-Smith says lockdown "really worked" out for her and her baby.

Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith

The 'Queen and Slim' actress welcomed daughter Janie into the world five months ago and she really relished the time she got to spend with her daughter owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: "I had to learn how to breastfeed and how to be a mum - it really worked out for my baby."

And the 34-year-old actress and model felt a strong "love" from her family, despite everything that was going on in the outside world including the Black Lives Matter movement.

She added: "It doesn’t make sense that we still have to be screaming to the world that our lives matter. It doesn’t make sense that Black people are being senselessly mowed down by the police. It doesn’t make sense, this country’s response to the global pandemic.

"It doesn’t make sense that so many people are unemployed, and the government is bailing out corporations. But what did make sense, inside of that, was the love of my family."

And Jodie has slammed the differences in the way she has been treated compared to white women.

Speaking to Vogue magazine, she said: "There were so many times where I would take photos, and whoever I’m working with was like, ‘Now, can you be really fierce and growl?’ And it’s like, ‘Can I just be tender?’ White women get to be that all the time. So I loved the fact that I could be this woman who is powerful while still gentle. Can I be a carefree Black girl?!"


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