The star told reporters at the Toronto Film Festival, “My personal discomfort is nothing compared to being a voice for people who feel absolutely voiceless and powerless.”

Also in Essence, Union opened up about her role as a stepmom to husband Dwyane Wade’s three children.

“Teens get teen-y. It’s harder,” she says. “I never understood that. ‘You won’t sleep.’ I always associated that phrase with babies. Crying, teething babies. No. Until they walk through the door, I’m terrified.”

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