Posted on Mar 28 2013

Idris Elba Says His Mandela Biopic Is ‘Hands Down The Best’

Idris Elba sat down with UK’s Guardian for a very insightful interview about his career at the launch of the Tanqueray Gin Palace in London. The Thor actor discussed, among other things, his role as the legendary political activist-turned-South African president Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Here are some of the highlights from the interview. On comparing his portrayal of Mandela with that of Morgan Freeman (Invictus) and Terrence Howard (Winnie):... Read More »
Posted on Oct 26 2012

Exclusive: Vanessa Bell Calloway Discusses Upcoming Projects, Legendary Acting Career

Vanessa Bell Calloway, the actress who famously barked like a dog while jumping up and down in Coming to America, returns to the screen in a big way this season with numerous mainstream and independent projects coming out. Last year she was featured in the Image award nominated series “Hawthorne” and “Detroit 187.” This year she’s following that up... Read More »
Posted on Oct 15 2012

‘Major Crimes’ Star Kearran Giovanni Talks Season 2 Expectations, Doing Her Own Stunts (Exclusive) caught up with the Louisiana born, Texas--raised beauty who took us behind the scenes of her new life in La La land and gave us a glimpse of what it's really like to work on a hit TV show. Read More »
Posted on Sep 28 2012

Russell Hornsby on Being Black in Hollywood, ‘Grimm’ Season 2, and New Film (Exclusive)

Hornsby sat down with for a lively discussion about the new season of 'Grimm,' his love for August Wilson, and why it's such a challenge for black actors in Hollywood. Read More »
Posted on Sep 19 2012

Denzel Washington Graces The Cover Of GQ

Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington graces the cover of the October 2012 issue of GQ. Washington sat down for an interview to discuss his early career, his influences, and what role made him nervous. When asked which actor has influenced him, the actor cites Robert De Niro. “There’s a scene in The Godfather II. De Niro’s in a theater.... Read More »
Posted on Jun 05 2012

Carlon Jeffery on His ‘A.N.T. Farm’ Character, Inspiration, and His Rising Career

On A.N.T. Farm, Carlon Jeffery (best known for his role on Heroes) plays Cameron, the mischievous older brother of musical prodigy Chyna Parks, who sometimes overcompensates in order to escape his sister’s shadow. In the Season 2 premiere of A.N.T. Farm, entitled “Creative ConsultANT,” Cameron devises a hilarious plan in order to watch a children’s film at the local... Read More »
Posted on Apr 30 2012

‘Fela!’ Star Adesola Osakalumi Talks Broadway (Exclusive)

Like Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the character he plays in the African-themed musical drama Fela!, Adesola Osakalumi is passionate about his work in the arts. The multi talented actor and dancer made his way to the Broadway stage through rigorous preparation and hard work in stage productions like 'Jam on the Groove,' and 'Equus.' He has also appeared in small roles... Read More »
Posted on Apr 17 2012

Kevin Daniels Talks Leading Role Debut in Broadway’s ‘Magic/Bird’ (Exclusive)

Kevin Daniels stars as NBA legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson in a biographical drama about the friendship and legendary rivalry with fellow NBA great Larry Bird. recently sat down with the actor to discuss his new role and the challenges he faces as a rising stage star. Read More »
Posted on Dec 07 2011

‘For Better or Worse’ Star Cocoa Brown Talks New Comedy Pilot, Working With Tyler Perry

When ‘For Better Or Worse’ debuted a few weeks ago, it was easy to dismiss it as “just another one of Tyler Perry’s sitcoms.” But the show has proved to be a more serious effort from the mega director with heavier subject matter and an incredible cast of black characters–such as Jennifer, the funny, good humored friend played by... Read More »
Posted on Nov 22 2011

Cassandra Freeman Talks ‘Kinyarwanda,’ Creative Freedom and Working with Denzel Washington

Freeman speaks about her experience filming in Africa, working with famous directors (and actors), messing up her lines, and the incredible physical transformation she made for 'Kinyarwanda.' Read More »
Posted on Aug 24 2011

‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ star Jaqueline Fleming talks Harriet Tubman role

Jaqueline Fleming has quietly worked as an actress on hit sitcoms since the 90s. This year the actress has gained more notoriety after starring opposite Terrence Howard in the critically acclaimed film "The Ledge." Fleming plays Howard's dishonest wife in the Matthew Chapman-directed indie thriller. Read More »
Posted on Aug 16 2011

James Jolly Talks Filming ‘The Custom Mary’ in East LA

Newcomer James Jolly stars alongside Alicia Sixtos in the new Indie thriller The Custom Mary, which is being screened this week at the New York International Latino Film Festival. The Custom Mary is about the cultural and spiritual journey of Mary (Sixtos), a young modest Latina, in East LA, set amidst the world of Lowriders, storefront preachers, and a... Read More »