Lorraine Toussaint: What¹s in My Bag?
Lorraine Toussaint attends the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence

Lorraine Toussaint all the time wants a correct cup of tea. That’s why the Trinidadian-American actress, 58, carries PG Tips tea and a can of evaporated milk. “I’m sort of a Brit,” jokes the star of NBC’s The Village.

The mother of Samara, 14 (with Michael Tomlinson), pours out her Louis Vuitton bag for Us.

Sweet Memento
“I carry a really outdated and beaten-up script binder that Burt Reynolds gave me a few years in the past once we had been capturing [1989’s] Breaking In. It’s my fortunate script binder! He was such a mentor of mine.”

Slow Burn
“I’m studying the brand new Deborah Harkness novel Time’s Convert. Oh my God, I’m studying it so slowly [because] I don’t need it to finish.”

Guardian Angel
“My wallet could be very uncommon. It’s an automatic one the place I flick a change and my playing cards pop up. I’ve my mom’s ID from when she was 22 in there. She’s like my angel watching over me.”

Present Time
“I’ve my Montblanc pen I gave myself for my 40th birthday. It’s basic, in black with silver.”

Lorraine Toussaint: What¹s in My Bag?

Extra Insurance
“My iPhone is in a LifeProof case. I drop my cellphone all over the place and [the case] must be waterproof and shatterproof. I would like that.”

What else is in Toussaint’s bag? A pair of Ray-Bans; black gloves and a hat; Bose SoundSport Free wireless earphones; ballet slippers; fuzzy socks; an iPad professional; a Clinique foundation; MAC lipsticks in Chili and Diva; a MAC lip pencil in Chestnut; a MAC Studio Fix powder; a Ben Nye Topaz Luxury Powder; a Lancôme mascara; a L’occitane hand cream; a chocolate chip Clif bar; a Ralph’s card; a Brooklyn Fare card; a Target card; cash from Trinidad; Euros; receipts; photos of her daughter and husband; hair ties; magnifying glasses; almonds; an apple; a Yeti Rambler in pink; a leather-based brown tassel keychain from Fiji and a Tiffany & Co. Heart Ring keychain.

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