Production wrapped on Suicide By Sunlight
Suicide by Sunlight is about Valentina, played by Natalie, a day-walking Black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin and who finds it difficult to suppress her bloodlust when a new woman is brought around her estranged twin daughters. The project is funded by the production grant THROUGH HER LENS sponsored by the Tribeca Film Institute and Chanel, and was also awarded a Rooftop Films/ Adrienne Shelly Foundation Short Film Grant.
Natalie awarded NYU Teaching Fellowship
Natalie will shadow master teacher Fay Simpson and various faculty at the NYU Graduate Acting program for the Spring 2018 semester. An evolution of her teaching passion for high school students, Natalie will learn more about teaching at the graduate level, and innovate brand new ideas for the classroom.
Opening Act's 12th Annual HEAR ME HERE Gala!
Natalie performed in the 12th Annual Play Reading Gala to support Opening Act's mission to bring theater to provide free after-school theater programming to New York City’s most under-served public high schools. Learn more at www.openingact.org
Production Wrapped on short film, Evelyn x Evelyn
Natalie plays the title role in this intimate yet surreal short film. Set in 1950's Houston Texas, Evelyn x Evelyn tells the story of an African American couple dealing with the loss of their child. Directed by Eric Pumphrey and Produced by Not Equals.
Kicking off 2018 at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards
Nominated for Outstanding Actress in A Motion Picture (along Hally Berry, Octavia Spencer, Danai Gurira, and Amandla Sternberg) Natalie attends the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. She also attended the pre-show Awards Dinner.
The New York Times, Best TV Shows of 2017
The Deuce makes the New York Times Best TV Shows of 2017 list. The article reads: "A drama about the 1970s sex business, on a channel with a penchant for salacious sex, could have gone wrong in many ways. It went right, very right..." For the full write up, click here.
Paste Magazine, "6 Black Actresses Who Are Leading Woman Material"
Including Natalie in a cadre of great fellow actresses, Shannon M Houston writes that in Crown Heights "one of the standout characters is Natalie Paul’s Antoinette. ... Paul is authentic and sincere in her portrayal of a woman falling in love and fighting inexhaustibly for justice. Paul also played a small role on the Starz hit Power and is responsible for one of the most important and progressive TV sex scenes of all time. Having landed a role on HBO’s The Deuce, I suspect that Paul is already well on her way to a leading role, but I’m really hoping to see her career move in some exciting and unexpected directions." To read the full article, click here.
Huffington Post, Best Films of 2017
"Everyday heroes are on view in this simple yet courageous story about two friends whose bond is stronger than a crooked Brooklyn District Attorney. In the wake of misguided films like Detroit, Crown Heights is a godsend. Director/writer Matt Ruskin’s understated style makes the film seem real. Lakeith Stanfield shines in the lead as a wrongfully convicted suspect. Nnamdi Asomugha plays the friend who never gives up on him. Pure inspiration." To read the full article, click here.
In a previous HuffPo review, Crown Heights is praised for the "best ensemble acting of the year, " and singles out Natalie as "magical... who finds a way to make Antoinette a pillar of strength."
IndieWire, "The Best TV Ensembles of 2017"
IndieWire mentions the Deuce in "The Best TV Ensembles of 2017 Demand Recognition Beyond the SAG Awards" :
" The Deuce has a sprawling cast of famous faces, like James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and young talent — like Dominique Fishback and Margarita Levieva. You’ve got curveball charmers (Method Man!) and veteran standouts (Michaael Rispoli), plus so many more in between. Gary Carr, Lawrence Gilliand Jr., Emily Meade, Natalie Paul, and Pernell Walker could all be legitimate picks for the best performance, but they collectively leave a powerful impression."
Production wrapped on YOU
Coming to Lifetime Fall 2018!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Natalie Paul Nominated for NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. NAACP members vote to select NAACP Image Awards winners from nominees in television, music literature, and film.
Netflix and OWN lead the television selections, while Universal Pictures, Annapurna and Open Road Films are the leading motion picture contenders in the nominations the 49th NAACP Image Awards, set for January 15, 2018.
The Two-Hour LIVE TV special will air on TV One on Monday, January 15, 2018, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with a One-Hour Live Red Carpet Pre-Show.
To read the full official statement, click here.
INTV: Natalie Paul Knows What Sandra Washington Is Really After (HBO.com)
HBO: How has it been getting to work with David Simon again?
NATALIE PAUL: It’s been great. Especially because the writing is so impeccable. I worked with him on Show Me a Hero, in a role [Doreen Henderson], that really leant itself to creativity and expressing true emotions. For the full interview, click here.
The Guardian, "The Thinking Person's Icon"
For full article, click here.
WATCH: "Natalie Paul as Sandra Washington" Featurette
BTS: Episode 3 of the Deuce
WATCH: 'Inside the Episode' for Ep 2. "Show & Prove" of the Deuce
Natalie Paul Attends NY Premiere of The Deuce
Crown Heights Now Playing in Theaters Nationwide
For tickets: http://tickets.crownheightsthemovie.com
Production Wrapped on short film, Watch Room
For more information: www.watchroomfilm.com
Crown Heights Now Playing Select Theaters in LA and NY
For tickets: http://tickets.crownheightsthemovie.com