Janelle Monáe Says She Wants to ‘See More Black People’ in ‘Big-Budget Films’

Janelle Monae is featured in GQ talking about her latest movies - 1/13/17 (Photo credit: Pari Dukovic)
Janelle Monae is featured in GQ talking about her latest movies – 1/13/17 (Photo credit: Pari Dukovic)

After conquering the music world, Janelle Monáe is taking on Hollywood — and she wants more Black people to join her.

During an interview with GQ magazine, the 31-year-old singer reflected on her break into the film industry with Hidden Figures and the Golden Globe-winning Moonlight.

“I want to see more Black people,” she said. “Not just in films like Moonlight. Big-budget films, too.”

Monáe’s success in film is no surprise to fans who are familiar with her unique music, elaborate videos and showstopping style.

“I want to redefine what it means to be young, black, wild and free in America,” she told GQ.

The “Yoga” singer portrays mathematician Mary Jackson in Hidden Figures — a film about the women behind Project Mercury, which helped launch the first NASA astronauts into orbit.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Char Adams