ACTRESS AIXA KENDRICK PAYS TRIBUTE TO GRACE JONES AND KATHRYN BIGELO
Updated: Nov 17, 2021
Award-winning actress Aixa Kendrick is paying tribute to two of the entertainment industry's most legendary women.
In a memorial photo spread photographed by famous photographer Frank M Good and published in the fall edition of OSSMA Magazine Europe, Kendrick embodies the spirit of Jamaican-born actress, model, and singer Grace Jones.
'I'm thoroughly humbled, and frankly, over the moon with joy to sit in this moment in my career to pay tribute to these two legends on back to back projects," she says. 'As an actor and multi-disciplinary artist, I'm always drawn to opportunities that highlight and portray strong, determined women. Grace Jones and Kathryn Bigelow epitomize that in every way.'
Kendrick also recently collaborated with Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, appearing in one of Bigelow's exclusive advertising videos for Apple's new iPhone 13 Pro.
Kendrick's involvement in both projects was a life-changing opportunity to celebrate the work and legacy of two women she has long admired and describes as 'transformational and trailblazing.'
She won an Audelco Award for Best Actress for the Off-Broadway production of Oya: Warrior Wind Goddess and won a Best Actress award at The Harlem Hip Hop Film Festival for the short film The Company You Keep last year.