Tracee Ellis Ross recreated mom Diana Ross' 1981 music video for "Work That Body" -- and the 42-year-old star definitely knows how to shake her booty!
The "Blackish" star took to her website to explain the inspiration behind the video. "I decided to recreate my mom's 'Work That Body' video from 1981 as a fun experiment and a surprise for my mama! And ODE to her!"
"While she has so, so many incredible moments to choose from, this one had an impact on me. At first I wasn't sure why, but in true 'Tracee' fashion I became a little obsessed. I like to study these things until I am clear about what I'm seeing, what it's making me feel, and why," she continued. "I am keenly aware of how we as women (and most specifically women of color) are presented and portrayed in media and how we present ourselves. And here was my mama from almost 30 years ago on the surface doing something that often snags me in videos today but why did I feel differently about it?"
The actress went on to praise her mom for how amazing she looked at age 36 after having three children. She also revealed that she felt "joyful and empowered" while watching the classic video.
"My mom felt whole and connected…and in her body in this video," Ross declared. "I have spoken before about encouraging women to shift our gaze from how we are seen to how we are seeing and, more important, feeling. And I saw a woman feeling joyful in herself as a whole being; she didn't seem to be presenting her ass or saying look at all the ways I can make myself look appealing to YOU. She seems to be saying, 'This is ME feeling good and I am strong and sexy and joyful in ME!'"
Because of that, the actress explained, "I decided to recreate the video and try to feel the joy of being in my body while offering up tribute to my glorious mother. Hope you have as much fun watching it as I did recreating it, but most of all I hope it inspires you to find and be in the joy of your own body!"
Tracee is making us feel the music -- and all that dancing does a body good. Check out her rockin' bikini bod above!