I rarely use the hashtag #RelationshipGoals , but in this case I’ll make an exception. One of the most genuine, most talented friendships on Broadway between Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo is truly #FriendshipGoals.
Odom presented Erivo with her very own Sardi’s caricature drawing on July 12, in front of fellow Color Purple cast and costars, including Danielle Brooks and Heather Headley, and fellow Broadway friend Laura Benanti. Before the unveiling though, Odom offered up a few touching words about the talented singer/actress that brought us, and Cynthia, to tears. What he said is nothing short of the truth. In her Broadway debut at just 29-years-old, Erivo has earned herself a multitude of awards, including the coveted Best Actress in A Musial Tony, and earned her place in the hearts of millions who make their way to the Bernard B. Jacobs to be healed. With the current and ongoing outcry to get the rest of the world to understand #BlackLivesMatter , something special happens on 45th street to let us know that it’s going to be alright.
Speaking on the deaths of Prince and Muhammed Ali, Leslie says he received an important word from his pastor in L.A. who told him, “Mantles are falling. Mantles are falling and what that means is when a mantle falls,” pointing to Ervio, “it’s your turn to take over. They ran their race. They’ve done their part, now it’s your time.”
Check out the video below and as a bonus check out this AWW worthy Instagram post from Cynthia.
Sometimes in life you find people who automatically prove themselves to be family. I don’t have a biological brother but I was lucky enough to meet @leslieodomjr at a time in my life when a huge shift was happening, he made himself known and made it clear that his support was both full and limitless, he spoke yesterday and fed my heart, I may not have a BIOLOGICAL brother but I’d say it’s pretty awesome to have been able to CHOOSE this man as the brother I never had, thank you for your support Leslie you will forever have mine 🙂 💯💯