“[My character] Maya would be a part of the Black Lives Matter movement. She would be doing protests and speeches and getting people to stand up for the community. And she would definitely have more self-help books.
She’d be the next Iyanla Vanzant with self-help books titled ‘Oh Hell Yes: Volume 1, 2 & 3.’ There would also be ‘Oh Hell No: Volume 1, 2 & 3.’”
Brooks also has ideas for her castmates.
“[Maya’s husband] Darnell has his line of garages. I think Joan [Tracee Ellis Ross] will still be looking for love but is also happy in her solitude.
Toni [Jill Marie Jones] is trying to be a good mother to her daughter Morgan, and Lynn [Persia White] has finally stopped going to college and got a real job.”
Brooks shared that no matter what she does or accomplishes in her career, people will always associate her with “Girlfriends” and will inquire about the characters’ arcs.
“I can win an Emmy or an Oscar and the first question will be ‘Is there gonna be a ‘Girlfriends’ movie?’ And I probably get about 10 stories a day tagged to me with scenes from the show. So I know that it’s part of my fabric.”
To us, it doesn’t matter what she does, we just want to see Golden in it. Plus, she’ll always be one of our girlfriends, in our mind.