In honor of Gabrielle Union's 51st birthday, Netflix reposted an interview where she discussed a significant job she once lost, sparking speculation that it was Kerry Washington's lead role in ABC's hit series "Scandal." Union shared her experience of being told she didn't get the part because she wasn't as pretty as Washington, which deeply affected her self-esteem. However, she also acknowledged that being in a space where she is genuinely valued is more important to her.
Union's comments resonated with fans who further confirmed her discussion of "Scandal" on Netflix's Strong Black Lead Instagram account. Some fans suggested that skin tone and talent may have played a role in the decision, while others doubted Union's credibility, citing past controversies. Despite this, Union remains a prominent figure with a strong online presence, celebrating her birthday with friends and family in London.
Recent rumors of a secret separation between Union and her husband Dwyane Wade have emerged, but there is no physical evidence to support this claim. Wade publicly wished Union a happy birthday and shared a heartwarming message that mentioned their shared memories and love for her. Union reciprocated by sharing a handwritten card from Wade and expressed gratitude for the love from her family.
Although Union's upcoming project, the crime comedy "Riff Raff," has been delayed due to the ongoing SAG/AFTRA strike, she remains a resilient and celebrated actress in Hollywood. This interview highlights the challenges and discrimination that black actresses face in the industry, while also showcasing Union's resilience in embracing spaces where she is truly wanted.