The wife of NBA Miami Heat team Dwyane Wade reminded us about something that happened in her past. It is something that happened when she was 19 back in 1992. Gabrielle Union was 19 when she was rapped. That happened during a brutal robbery at a Payless Store where she was working to pay her college tuitions.
Now that she is a grown woman she refuses to forget about it. She confessed to the Ocean Drive Magazine editorial team.
In the upcoming days, Gabrielle Union will be endorssing her role in a new movie. She will be back at her memories to the time when she was rapped. The movie is called “Birth Of A Nation”.
I just really wanted to, not only as an actor, but as a sexual-assault victim myself, convey the powerlessness that one feels, the voicelessness, the terror, the heartbreak, the physical, emotional, spiritual devastation.
I definitely didn’t want to be the chick from Bring It On to screw up this incredibly important, powerful film.