Dascha Polanco On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

Dascha Polanco On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with actress:


Below is what they cover in this episode with Dascha:

  • Her Brooklyn upbringing as well as her Afro-Dominican heritage.
  • Backlash over some tweets and a wider discussion on cancel culture.
  • Working as a nurse while filming the first season of OITNB.
  • The cycle of multi-generational incinerations represented on OITNB.
  • How she mentally and physically prepares for intense scenes like the prison riot.
  • Laverne Cox with her representation and advocacy of the transgender community.
  • Working with James Earl Jones, Rosario Dawson and auditioning for Martin Scorsese.
  • Being inspired by Ava DuVernay in how she empowers others.
  • Having ambitions of making music and songwriting.
  • Channeling emotions for her acting through music.
  • Her friendship with Natasha Lyonne and working on ‘Russian Doll’.
  • What the future holds for Dascha in film as well as music.

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