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Tessa Thompson Graces Essence's Upcoming November Cover

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Actress Tessa Thompson has gone from Hollywood’s best-kept secret to widely sought-after "it" girl. From heading across the pond to film a Men in Black spin-off with actor Chris Hemsworth, to reprising her role as Bianca in the upcoming Creed II, she’s on everyone’s radar.

Looking stunning in ESSENCE’s upcoming November spread (shot in Columbia Road in London), she talks about everything from working with co-star Michael B. Jordan to pushing boundaries when it comes to her artistry.

“Obviously, I like the idea of expanding perceptions of what a woman can be and what a woman of color can be,” Thompson tells ESSENCE Entertainment Director Cori Murray in the cover story, London Calling. “I like to introduce new spaces…” 

ESSENCE’s November issue will be on newsstands October 26th.