Actor Janelle Monae on storytelling through music and film

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Janelle Monae. Photo credit: Rick Wenner @rickwenner and @contourbygettyimages

Actor, musician and self-described “android” Janelle Monae has forged her own path in film and music. Her latest role as a character with a secret is in the twisty Rian Johnson film “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” in theaters and on Netflix. Monae tells The Treatment her interest in futurism began at a young age, writing short science fiction stories. She says she loves being a storyteller both as an actor and musician. And she talks about making the album “Dirty Computer” while working on the film “Hidden Figures.”



Rebecca Mooney