‘Friday’ Alum Angela Means Gets Emotional On The Scrutiny Received After Playing The Role Of Felicia: ‘Why Would No One Defend Her?’

The actress shared with ‘Comedy Hype’ how she would get called derogatory names due to her character.

Angela Means, who is best known as Felicia from the cult classic Friday, has shared in a recent interview how “emotional” she was to see how people ridiculed her character instead of standing up for her.

In an interview with Comedy Hype, the actress-turned food truck owner cries as she reflects on the scrutiny received even years after the film’s debut.

“Why was there so much hate for such an obviously beautiful woman?” Means questioned in the interview.

“She was kind. You didn’t hear her using any profanity. You didn’t hear any of that. Why would they be so unkind to a family member? Why would people be so dismissive? Why would no one defend her? And I’ve asked these questions for 30 years.”

The Cousin Skeeter alum recalls getting called disturbing names in passing with fans who recognize her from the Ice Cube-produced film.

“People come at me, even to this day, I’ll see people saying, you know, ‘Bye you dirty bitch,’ ‘You fucked up bitch,’ ‘You dumb bitch,’” she recalls.

“Not one time, not even the mother said, ‘Hey, um, Felicia. I wonder what’s going on with her.’ Not one person.”

In the interview, she explains how she prepared for the role by using an acting technique developed by the late Sanford Meisner, stating how she was happy to secure this role as performing as an “interesting character” was on her bucket list at the time.

“I wrote a bio on Felicia and it was an amazing process,” she said. “It was one of the greatest processes that I’ve ever been allowed to be a part of. So I wrote a very intense bio on her. … Everything about her, I wrote. I was really, really that person.”

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