DeWanda Wise Details How A Panic Attack Led To One Of Her Favorite 'She's Gotta Have It' Season 1 Moments
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DeWanda Wise Details How A Panic Attack Led To One Of Her Favorite 'She's Gotta Have It' Season 1 Moments

In the Los Angeles Times’ “The Envelope’s Emmy Contender Series” with reporter Tre’Vell Anderson, She’s Gotta Have It actress DeWanda Wise dished on a moment from the first season of the show in which she had a panic attack.

The scene in particular is when Nola Darling is assaulted one night while walking home.

She said, “We must’ve shot it 25 times … and every time I get to Nola’s brownstone, there’s this dude behind a car and … he just kept popping out being like, ‘That was good!’ I didn’t know if this was a crew member or just a dude in Brooklyn. So, around the 20th take, crazy eyes too, he just hopped out. I couldn’t stop laughing and the laughing turned into coughing and then I could not breathe. It took a full 10 minutes to get myself together. I was legit having a panic attack from going through the motions of this event.”

While Wise called the experience “absurd and terrifying and emblematic” — relating it to the experiences of many women (Wise herself has also been grabbed on the street and followed by a stranger), she said the scene is one of her favorites “because that night was everything at once.”

Read more at the L.A. Times.

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