'Industry's Myha'la Herrold on power, control and compassion : It's Been a Minute In HBO's Industry, Myha'la Herrold plays Harper, a ruthless young trading floor analyst working for a bank in London. We've seen characters like her before — think of the power-obsessed personalities in shows like Billions and Succession. The big difference? The stakes are much higher for a young Black woman like Harper.

Myha'la talks to guest host Tracie Hunte about the new season of Industry, bringing her own context to a complex, morally ambiguous character and why she credits her mom for her success.

You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at ibam@npr.org.

In 'Industry,' Myha'la Herrold makes herself undeniable

In 'Industry,' Myha'la Herrold makes herself undeniable

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In HBO's Industry, Myha'la Herrold plays Harper, a ruthless young trading floor analyst working for a bank in London. We've seen characters like her before — think of the power-obsessed personalities in shows like Billions and Succession. The big difference? The stakes are much higher for a young Black woman like Harper.

Myha'la talks to guest host Tracie Hunte about the new season of Industry, bringing her own context to a complex, morally ambiguous character, and why she credits her mom for her success.

This episode was produced by Liam McBain. It was edited by Jessica Placzek. Our executive producer is Veralyn Williams. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at IBAM@npr.org.