Beharie, 30, has experience being physical onscreen, whether in bed with Michael Fassbender in Shame or “fighting demons in the woods” in Sleepy Hollow. As for the latter: “It requires athleticism. As a woman, it’s good to be able to handle your own shit.”
How do you stay in shape for Sleepy Hollow?
“I run; I do a lot of dance classes; I swim; I really love lifting weights. I’ll make myself do something every day, even when my heart’s not in it.”
What was the best part of the shoot?
“I just turned 30, and I was really nervous [about posing]…. But I wanted to celebrate and accept my body in an artistic way.”
Do you have a favorite body part?
“I love my bum. I have a good bum.”
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