The iconic actor talks playing a villain, how Russell T Davies changed her life, and onscreen representation


There’s few things in life that the LGBTQIA community loves more than a villain. We also love the talented T’Nia Miller and will have anything she stars in instantly added to our to-watch lists. So it’s no surprise that we’re obsessed with Prime Video’s new show, The Peripheral, where T’Nia takes on the role of villain and total badass, Cherise Nuland. Here’s your preview of what she had to say in our December issue…


T’Nia Miller on…

Playing Cherise in The Peripheral

“She’s basically running the fucking world in 2100. Yes we had Barack Obama, but to have a Black woman at the head, to depict that onscreen, yo, that’s a boss bitch move.”

Onscreen representation

“What I don’t want to do is whitewash these roles. So how do I bring my own culture into these spaces?”

Playing JJ in Stud Life

“That was the first Black queer story, or Black-centred movie that came out in England. It also wasn’t a coming out story, it was just a story.”

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