Gabrielle Union and her dramatic exit from America's Got Talent has been one of the most engrossing bits of celebrity gossip of the year, bringing up important conversations about race and privilege. Union is featured in the latest issue of Variety, and she got candid about her firing and the disturbing behavior that she witness and was subjected to behind the scenes at America's Got Talent.
Union explained that as she's in her 40s, she is feeling more confident in her own skin and isn't going to be pushed around.
"There were so many spaces in this industry where I had to compartmentalize myself to feel like I was worthy of work. In my 40s, I embraced myself exactly as I am. I wanted to create projects and be a part of things, to have personal and professional relationships that brought me peace, joy, grace and allowed for compassion."