Actress, Angelica Ross, is planning to leave Hollywood behind and take a step towards a political career.
In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ross spilled the beans on her next move.
“I’m moving back to Georgia to prepare to run for office,” she shared. “I’ve been consulting with Renitta Shannon, a former Georgia state representative who also just recently ran for lieutenant governor. I go into candidate and campaign training next month.”
“So I’m fully walking away from Hollywood. But I’m always going to be who I am. You don’t have to be on TV to be a creative person, to live a creative life,” she continued.
This new step into politics isn’t all new for people who know Ross. She shared that this has been in the works for some time.
“I’m getting back into my community leadership and organizing. I’m getting back to grassroots organizing, helping with Stop Cop City, helping with bodily autonomy and abortion rights there as well as trans rights in the state of Georgia. There’s so many different problems,” said Ross to Vanity Fair. “Police brutality, the decriminalization of marijuana, and things like that. You have a lot of Black celebrities that live in Georgia who call it the Black Hollywood, yet Black people still get arrested for weed in Georgia.”