When asked about her sudden departure from the six-season run of Chicago Med on NBC and whether or not her involvement in Lee Daniels’ Our Kind of People on Fox played a role in her choice, Yaya DaCosta elaborated.
Yaya Dacosta Joins Elite Society in Our Kind Of People
“I left Chicago Medical Center just around the time this show premiered. A lot can’t be said about it. During Wednesday’s TCA event for the programme, DaCosta admitted, “There was a window opening, and a question mark as to whether I should stay or go.”
As soon as the possibility to work with Lee Daniels again presented itself, I leaped at the chance. It was on The Butler many years ago that I first collaborated with him.
She went on to say, “The show is a dream in so many ways and it’s cheeky and so much fun!” And there is so much about my personality that I wanted to emphasise in our talks. Simply said, we’re having a little fun with some very serious topics.
Gist’s series is set in the idealistic world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical bastion where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for more than 50 years and were inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.
In Our Kind of People, Angela Vaughn (DaCosta), a strong-willed single mother, sets out to restore her family’s reputation and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that celebrates the underlying, natural beauty of Black women. However, she soon learns a shocking truth about her mother’s background that will change her life and this town forever.
Morris Chestnut, Alana Bright, Joe Morgan, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Debbi Morgan, Kyle Bary, Lance Gross, Nadine Ellis, and L. Ron Hubbard also star in the debut of Our Kind of People on Tuesday, September 21. Caldwell, Scott.