Gabrielle Union took to her Instagram on Tuesday to pay tribute to BET’s series Being Mary Jane, which will come to an end today after four seasons. In her social media celebratory post, she included a photo of herself lying naked in a bathtub while yellow Post-it notes float in the water over her.
The actress shared the photo in anticipation of the series’ “explosive” two-hour finale, adding that she is back to where it all started. The snapshot, which is a still from the show, shows the 46-year-old actress lying in the white bathtub against a black backdrop as she rests her arms on its edge. Union is looking toward her right at a point off-camera in a powerful and defiant manner. Union is using the yellow sticky notes to cover herself up and censor the shot.
Union’s raven hair is pulled back over the edge of the tub to prevent it from getting wet. She is wearing a light lavender eyeshadow on her lids that adds a touch of color to the overall somber shot while she keeps it neutral with her lipstick shade.
At the time of this writing, the post, which Union shared with her 12.6 million Instagram followers, racked up more than 30,000 likes and over 1,000 comments within just a few minutes of being posted.
Users of the popular social media platform who are fans of the actress and the series took to the comments section to share their anticipation for the movie finale and to offer their admiration for Union and the character she played in Being Mary Jane.
“I’m so sad that it’s the end,” one user wrote, paired with a crying face emoji.
“U deliver her character so well.. ps. patiently waiting for your second book,” another poster chimed in.
Back in September 2017, Union announced on her Instagram that the series would be coming to an end and included a touching tribute to the show and her character.
“Mary Jane has become my favorite character. We’ve screwed up together, laughed together, evolved together, and raised hell together. I love all her imperfections, and through playing her I became more forgiving of others who are imperfect and on the journey of self discovery and improvement,” she wrote as part of the lengthy post.
Fans of the series can watch the two-hour movie finale that’s set to air on BET April 23 at 8 p.m, as Oprah Magazine noted.
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In Spring of 2012, I got the opportunity of a lifetime – Pauletta "Mary Jane" Patterson came into my life. In many ways we shared similar struggles and triumphs, loves and losses, and especially the penchant for epic reads. Finally, so many of us saw our beautifully complicated and rich lives as we tuned into @BETMaryJane. We've laughed, cried, cried some more, screamed, rolled our eyes, sucked our teeth, walked away and come back in frustration… whether we acknowledged it or rejected it, she at times was us, and we were her. Tomorrow night our #BeingMaryJane journey comes to an end. I hope yall tune in and see how it all ends. I will miss playing her, but more than that, I will miss our cast, Atlanta crew, LA writers and each and every fan who watched our show. We are grateful and we are humbled. We ❤ yall and we never took you for granted. We apologize for the delay but we are here and ready to snatch wigs and moisturize elbows. Get ready! The Series Finale is tomorrow on @bet at 8/7c