Celebrity 101

"I cannot lead with lying about what the road is out there," says Viola Davis

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Sherry Lansing presented Academy Award-winner Davis with the award that carries her name, which recognizes female pioneers and leaders in her industry. While introducing her, Lansing said of Davis, “I can’...

Exclusive: Brian Tyree Henry talks Spiderman: “Most heroes comes from people of color"

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photo credit -Deborah Lopez & Columbia Pictures

Most actors would be lucky to star in one major studio film a year, but for Brian Tyree Henry "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” marks his 5th movie—just this year alone.

Henry...

Mahershala Ali: “It’s the balance of humor and drama that makes Green Book powerfully authentic”

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photo Credit: Patti Perret/Universal Pictures, Participant, and DreamWorks

Enlightening and entertaining, Mahershala Ali’s latest film is a period piece laced with racial conflict and socially relevant humor and it is certain to snag...

Talking Widows Movie: "It’s a hell of a love story,” says Viola Davis

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox

At first glance, a heist movie may seem an odd choice for Steve McQueen given his previously helmed flicks, which include the political drama “Hunger” and the award-winning slave flick “12 Years...

“It’s A Story About Humanity” Says ‘Overlord’ Star Jovan Adepo

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/ Film photos courtesy of Paramount Pictures

2018 is proving to be a standout year for Jovan Adepo who made his first studio feature film debut opposite Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the award-winning film “Fences.” Since then, the...

Cynthia Erivo’s the shinning star in Bad Times at the El Royale

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

2018 has certainly been a good year for Afro-British actress Cynthia Erivo who has starring roles in several major movies.

Not only has the Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning actress snagged the plum role of playing the iconic...

Malcolm almost passed up the chance to direct Night School, says producer Will Packer

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Photos by Eli Joshua Adé

Malcolm D Lee had just wrapped up a hectic schedule directing the hugely successful film “Girls Trip” when producer Will Packer came knocking with another project.  The duo had previously worked together...

"I read the first chapter and was pulled in right away," says 'The Hate U Give' director George Tillman Jr.

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox

It's a tough book to read and an even tougher film to watch. George Tillman Jr.’s screen adaptation of Angie Thomas’ book “The Hate U Give” is one of the most extraordinary films to be released this year...

“What hooked me was the father and son interactions,” says ‘White Boy Rick’ director Yann Demange

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Scott Garfield

It’s a true story of the youngest FBI informant in history and for British director Yann Demange, who earned global accolades for his debut film “’71,” what attracted him to the script was the multi-generational...

Lisa Leslie: “Uncle Drew is a light hearted comedy with a really good message behind it”

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos Courtesy of Lionsgate
 
“To have the opportunity to play someone who is in their 80s, I thought was pretty cool especially with all of the prosthetics,” says Lisa Leslie of her role in the warm-hearted comedy “Uncle Drew,” a film...

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