Nigerian-Ethiopian actress Arséma Adeoluwayemi Hamera Thomas , featured in Netflix‘s internal magazine Queue as well as her Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story castmates India Amarteifio and Corey Mylchreest. The actress shared more on the process of being cast on Bridgerton and the journey so far.


The actress was stunning in straightbacks and a freshfaced beauty look with fluffy boy brows and neutral lips. Her styling was quite preppy, leaning into boxy blazers, coats, polo shirts and graphic denim.

On inspiration and working with Shonda

“This is one of the emotional questions for me because I grew up watching Kerry Washington, with her massive glass of wine in that beautiful apartment in Washington, D.C.,” says Thomas. “I knew I wanted to do acting, but I didn’t know if anybody would want me to tell that story. And seeing Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, even Aja Naomi King — these are intelligent, well-spoken, witty, complex characters. It’s abso​lutely an honor that Shonda would even trust me to tell this story.

On the weight and responsibility of playing Lady Danbury

“I want to be a part of truthful storytelling, specifically for Black women. I want to be telling stories that don’t usually get told,” says Thomas. “I want to be part of changing people’s minds, and I also want the team that I’m working with to be a hundred percent invested in that, the way that this crew was with Queen Charlotte.”


Feature by @netflixqueue
Photography by @sheekswinsalways
Styling by @shirleyoamartey
Makeup by @nohelia.reyes
Hair by @issacvpoleon

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