TBB Talks to … Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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TBB Talks spoke to our much loved Marianne Jean-Baptiste about acting, parenting, meditation and more…

Marianne Jean-Baptiste has been quietly chipping away at her impressive acting career for a couple of decades now.

Showing as part of this year’s BFI London Film Festival, In Fabric, directed by Peter Strickland is ‘a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store, following the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences’. 

Jean-Baptiste plays ‘Sheila’, a recently divorced mother of one son, who is hopefully looking for love. Vulnerably played, Jean-Baptiste has been cast in a role, and a film not usually the domain of black women actresses.