A conversation with ‘Master’ star Zoe Renee

ZOE RENEE stars in MASTER Photo: Linda Kallerus                            © AMAZON CONTENT SERVICES LLC

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Atlanta actress Zoe Renee stars in the new Amazon Studios thriller "Master" about a college freshman's experience with racism and the supernatural forces that haunt her elite Northeastern college. Courtesy of Linda Kallerus

Credit: Linda Kallerus//© 2022 AMAZON C

This week, we’ll hear from Georgia-raised rising star Zoe Renee, featured in the recent horror film “Master.”

In the recent psychological thriller “Master,” horror becomes a powerful vehicle to express how centuries of racism have infected an elite Northeastern college campus.“Master” continues a tradition established with Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking 2017 psychological horror film “Get Out,” which also used the horror genre to intensify the sense of isolation and terror a Black photographer begins to feel while staying at his white girlfriend’s remote upstate New York family home. Rising star Zoe Renee, raised in Fayetteville, Georgia, brings a complex blend of vulnerability and defiance to her starring role as Jasmine Moore, a freshman who is one of just eight Black students on the predominately white Ancaster College campus that serves as “Master’s” eerie set piece. Felicia Feaster recently spoke with Renee about the film and she’ll bring us that conversation. Find it at ajc.com/podcasts and at the Apple Podcast store.

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Payton is this week's adoptable pet from the Dekalb County Animal Shelter.

Credit: Courtesy of Lifeline

Payton is this week's adoptable pet from the Dekalb County Animal Shelter.

Credit: Courtesy of Lifeline

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Payton is this week's adoptable pet from the Dekalb County Animal Shelter.

Credit: Courtesy of Lifeline

Credit: Courtesy of Lifeline

Payton is this week’s adoptable pet from the folks at Lifeline, who run the Fulton and DeKalb shelters, along with the Lifeline Community Animal Center. Spotted beauty Payton is one of a kind, 3 years old and has a friendly, gentle temperament. A LifeLine volunteer shared that Payton is patient, has low to medium energy and is great on the leash. She likes treats and responds well to direction. Come see if this sweet pup is the right fit for you. You can meet her at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter at 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Chamblee.