Teyana Taylor on most serious role, music future

Xavier Roger


Teyana Taylor is coming in swinging in “A Thousand and One” and she’s ready for Hollywood to take notice.

The 32-year-old singer and actress is often described as a sex symbol. Her body has been a focal point for several moments in her career, from being the video vixen in Kanye West’s 2016 music video “Fade” to her captivating 2021 cameo in “Coming 2 America.”

“A Thousand and One” (in theaters Friday) is a metaphorically stripped-down version of Taylor and the “most serious role of my life and of my career,” she says.

“I’ve always wanted to prove myself,” Taylor adds. “There was a time where everybody was like, ‘OK, cool. Yeah, she’s hot, (has a) hot body. But does she have the acting chops?’ “

Teyana Taylor stars as Inez in writer/director A.V. Rockwell's  "A Thousand and One."

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The film is set in 1994 Harlem and chronicles the life of 22-year-old Inez (played by Taylor) over a 10-year span when she kidnaps her 6-year-old son, Terry, from foster care. 

“I can connect to Inez as a daughter and as a mother,” Taylor, who shares daughters Junie, 7, and Rue, 2, with husband Iman Shumpert.


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