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Danielle Brooks to Play First Black Female Character on ‘Girls’

Danielle Brooks, more commonly known as Taystee on Orange Is the New Black, will appear on the next season of Girls. In an interview with Ebony magazine, she revealed that she recently shot an episode of the HBO show, noting, “I will be the first black woman to be on Girls, so that’s exciting for me.”

It is exciting, but it’s also a notable milestone for a show that received so much flack for its lack of diversity in its first season. There’s no news on what type of character Brooks will play (because who expected Donald Glover as a Republican named Sandy?), but it’ll be bittersweet to see Brooks in a role where she doesn’t say lines like, “This ain’t the fuckin’ Help, bitch.”

[via Ebony]

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