So, what’s it like to see Beyonce in person? In a word: angelic.
Canadian model and actress Winnie Harlow was a part of history recently thanks to her inclusion in Beyonce’s groundbreaking visual album, Lemonade.
The Toronto native got a call two weeks before shooting began in New Orleans to be a part of the project, but told Much host Tyrone Edwards that she didn’t know the extent of her involvement until she saw the first trailer.
“I didn’t know how much I was involved until she dropped the trailer and I was in the trailer on her Instagram,” she says.
Harlow appears throughout Lemonade, even holding up a picture of her grandfather during a sequence of shots that include the mother’s of teens Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin holding images of their sons.
So honoured to have worked with you and to be acknowledged by you @beyonce. This photo is dear to me because this is a photo of my great grandfather. I’m very blessed to know about my present and future sometimes, but I’m even more blessed to have knowledge about my past ❤️✊🏾
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Edwards asked Harlow whether she got the chance to meet Beyonce during the top secret shoot. “As I’m walking onto set this angel is running towards me. She (Beyonce) literally stopped right in front of me, embraced me, gave me a hug,” Harlow says.
The warm interaction from one of the biggest stars in the world was enough to inspire Winnie to join the Beyhive. “Now I’m the leader of the Beyhives because her personality is so amazing,” she says.
Check out the full interview below. Beyonce’s Lemonade visual album is now available on Tidal and iTunes.