Regina Hall Talks about her new film ‘When the Bough Breaks’ with Rolling Out!
Regina Hall is celebrating 16 sweet years of success in Hollywood. Her rise to fame began with the part of Brenda Meeks in Scary Movie, which is a parody of the horror, slasher and mystery film genres. Since then, this woman has been dominating in the comedy genre and her list of credits have simply grown with roles in Death at a Funeral, Think Like a Man (the franchise), a reprisal of her role as Candy in The Best Man franchise, About Last Night, and Barbershop: The Next Cut.
Now she’s starring alongside Morris Chestnut (executive producer) in Screen Gems’ When the Bough Breaks. It’s this film where the Washington, D.C.-born artist proves she has the acting chops to helm a psychological thriller. She sat down with the folks over at Rolling Out Magazine to discuss herself and the film.
Playing Laura Taylor, Hall showcases strength and grace. “I had never played a role like this,” she recalls. After having a conversation with one of the studio executives, she decided to go for it. “I read it and loved the script. They told me Morris would be my husband [John Taylor] and they hadn’t found the surrogate [Anna, played by Jaz Sinclair]. I saw Jon Cassar was directing. He is amazing. All the pieces came together.”
The film was both shot and based in New Orleans.
What did you like most about filming in New Orleans?
The same thing everyone loves about New Orleans, the bread pudding. It’s all the food. It was great. The weather was cool. The people in New Orleans are great. It was a perfect character for the movie.
Are there any similarities between Laura and Regina?
I am strong. I have certainly been through losses like Laura. You try not to let them define you even though they affect you. I think she’s someone who doesn’t give up and is determined. She’s passionate about her work. I am passionate about mine. She’s committed and I’m committed. There are themes in the essence of the character that are similar to Regina.
What are Regina’s passions?
I have to say, as I grow older I am really more conscious of what my connection is to the planet and people on the planet. I am really passionate about making those better. I am really passionate about my connection to God and where that service lies. I understand you are blessed to be a blessing. I am always trying to hear the voice of discernment about what to do. That is really kind of exciting for me. Instead of waiting to see what I am going to do next, I get to see what God is going to do next.
What keeps you motivated?
I really do love what I do. I haven’t been in the workforce in 20 years. I wouldn’t know what else to do. I have no work experience. I could probably teach an acting class. Being able to do something that you’re passionate about and enjoy, it’s such a blessing. It’s such a gift. I never take for granted that I am still able to work. As I have gotten older, I know that it sounds like a cliché, but there’s so much wisdom that comes. You are honored when you realize it’s something to be embraced.
Images of women of all ages and types need to be there for young women. There’s beauty in the process of getting older. We are oftentimes bombarded with images of only youth.
The spirit is timeless. I don’t think you can define it in a number. I have friends who have hit their 40s and 50s; I’ve watched magic in their lives. I have watched them bud into new people and still keep all the joy of their youth. I look forward to it. There’s a comfort in your skin and comfort in being OK with who you are, the good and the bad … and knowing that there are the parts that maybe need a little more attention, the more fragile parts.
Get the rest over at Rolling Out and Her movie ‘When The Bough Breaks’ is out on this Friday!
RHoA: NeNe Leakes Tries To BE SEXY: New Pics Wearing LINGERIE
Atlanta Housewife NeNe Leakes turns 49 in a few months, and wants you to see her Body. The housewife star has been posting more and more scandalous pics of herself on social media – modeling bikinis and lingerie. Look below
I’ll admit the airbrushing is KILLER!
EMPIRE: Romeo Miller Replaces Kid Cudi On ‘Empire’ Season 3
Romeo Miller is replacing Kid Cudi in a guest appearance spot on the upcoming season of Empire.
EW reports that Romeo is taking over the role of Gram – rival to Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) and the new love interest for Tiana (Serayah) – after Kid Cudi left the series due to “creative differences.”
“Uh ohhh #empire,” Romeo captioned the above pic, which showed him posing alongside Yazz and Mario Van Peebles.
According to EW, Kid Cudi had already shot scenes for Empire, so it is likely reshoots on that part of production will be required.
Catch Romeo, and other guest stars like, Mariah Carey, Taye Diggs and Phylicia Rashad, along with the Empire cast – when the show makes its return on Sept. 21st.
Watch: Usher Gives Performance & Interview On BBC Radio 1 ‘Live Lounge’
Did you know that Usher is back? Ok, you probably knew that. But, did you know his new album Hard II Love drops Sept. 16? Ok, you probably heard about that. BUT, did you know that he just did his first official live performance in promotion of the album, for BBC Radio 1’s “Live Lounge”? Ahhh, maybe you’re just finding out now!
So, that’s good, because the R&B superstar kicked off a promo run for the LP with a special performance on Friday (Sept. 2), and he killed it! Recorded in Los Angeles, for “Live Lounge’s” ‘Live in L.A‘ month-long series, the R&B superstar sat down for an interview with host Clara Amfo, where he spoke about the longevity of his career, fusing genres on his last album Looking 4 Myself, performing with live bands, the sounds of his upcoming album, getting a ‘star’ on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more.
For his performance, Usher delivered stripped-down acoustic versions of previous hits like “U Got It Bad” and “Climax,” plus his new single “Crash.” He switched up the vibe with a reggae version of “Love In This Club,” and even performed a cover of The Chainsmokers’ hit “Don’t Let Me Down.”
Watch Usher’s comeback with the 30 minute performance and interview HERE!
New Hip Hop: Stream Fabolous’ Mixtape ‘Summertime Shootout 2’
Less than a year after unleashing the original Summertime Shootout, Fabolous unloads the sequel to his mixtape series.
Released Friday (Sep. 2), Summertime Shootout 2 features a slew of guests, including Chris Brown (“Wishing”), Future (“Check On Me”), Lil Uzi Vert (“Goyard Bag”), Wale (“Faith in Me”), Tory Lanez (“4am Flex”), and Trey Songz (“Sex wit Me”).
Blending originals and remixes, the newest Loso project also boasts production from the likes of araabMUZIK, !llmind, Amadeus, Mark Henry, and Sonaro.
Fablo Freshcobar has been teasing the project for quite some time, delivering his remix to Rihanna’s “Sex with Me” and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “My Shit” to hold fans over until the actual release.
Fab also dropped the effort with a message for a fan who said they wanted “new sounds” and “new topics” from him. “Don’t look 2 deep on SS2,” he replied. “pop it in while u riding wit ya lady tho. YOU wait 4 Freddy vs. Jason.”
Stream Summertime Shootout 2 HERE!
Diddy Accuses Obama Of Short Changing Black People: ‘I wanted more done for my people’.
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs says that he isn’t totally sold on why blacks should vote for Hillary Clinton. In a new interview, he says that “[blacks] got a little bit shortchanged” by President Obama. He says,
My number one thing, though, to be honest, is black people. I feel like we put President Obama in the White House. When I look back, I just wanted more done for my people because that’s the name of the game. This is politics. You put somebody in office you get in return the things that you care about for your communities. I think we got a little bit shortchanged. That’s not knocking the president. …He’s done an excellent job, you know, but I think it’s time to turn up the heat because the black vote is going to decide who is the next president of the United States.
On whether or not Hillary is the best option, he says,
Hillary Clinton, you know, I hope she starts to directly talk to the black community. … It really makes me feel, you know, almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we’re such a big part of the voting bloc.
The heat has to be turned up so much that as a community we got to hold our vote. Don’t pacify yourself, really revolutionize the game. Make them come for our vote. It’s a whole different strategy but I think we need to hold our vote because I don’t believe any of them. You can get the vote. It doesn’t have to be held that long. But you have to come get it. …You have to bring something with it.
Says the dude with 3 different baby Mama’s treats Kim Porter and Cassie like cumrags. Yeah this guy. I guess now that he’s opened a school in Harlem now he wants to talk crap? BOY, HAVE SEVERAL SEATS I guess he’s trying to sell out the Bay Boy Family Reunion Tour?. Black America we’re responsible and come ups and our downfalls. We are the change we need to be!
Janet Jackson: My Kid will not be in show business!
Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child and has already decided that her kid will not get into show business.
“She watched what show parents did to the life of her brother Michael and is vowing that her kid will have as normal a life as possible,” sources tell Straight Shuter. “She blames show business for all the troubles in her family and wants no part of it for HER family.”
Just after postponing the European leg of her Unbreakable tour in April, she revealed via video that she and her husband were planning their family.
Although Janet has yet to officially announce that she is having a baby, her brother Jermaine spilled the beans.
“Janet would be fine if she never performs again. She will be happy being a stay-at-home mom,” adds another close source.
Tamar Braxton Defends Her Marriage with Vince
Last month cracks in Tamar Braxton and husband Vincent Herbert's marriage began to show after news leaked that Vince attacked Tamar at an Atlanta area hotel and police had to be.
Tamar has words for anyone questioning her relationship with Vince...WATCH HERE
The FAKE MODEL’ Who Accused Chris Brown Of ASSAULT Spotted In HOLLYWOOD Taking Pics With The Paparazzi?
Baylee Curran, the blonde beauty queen who claims Chris Brown threatened her at gunpoint at his Tarzana home Tuesday is out looking for fame.
While she looks very somber now, just two weeks prior to the incident Baylee ws photographed getting chummy with a paparazzi photographer in West Hollywood. Baylee was posing for the camera while smooching his cheek and even checking out the shots he had snapped of her.
This is the same woman who ran STRAIGHT to TMZ after Chris allegedly threatened her with a gun.
Kanye West Sparks Skin Color Debate
Kanye West sparked a social debate about colorism in the Black community after posting a casting call for Yeezy Season 4 models, multi-racial women only need apply...
Well A woman named Ivie Okechukwu-Ani actually went to the casting and tweeted about her experience.
Anywho, were you offended by Kanye’s casting call — why or why not?
See Photos from The 2016 #LudaDayWeekend Celebrity Basketball Game
The Ludacris Foundation hosted it’s annual celebrity basketball game at Morehoue College’s Forbes Arena to a packed out house the featured stars from all genres of entertainment. Everyone had to come out and see which team would win the 2016 celebrity basketball trophy: Team Luda or Team Ricky Rozay.
This year the basketball game took place at historic Morehouse College’s Frobes Arena to a packed house. Ludacris had the home team while the biggest boss Rick Ross was the visiting team. The game was tons of fun with Rick Ross taking the WIN for this year’s game.
Everyone was in the house check out some pics! Many said the event was so much fun.
Nice! Congrats to Luda!
Michael Phelps And Ryan Lochte Hate Each Other?
Ryan Lochte, now sporting bluish-gray hair, has long played second fiddle to teammate and world-class athlete, Michael Phelps and he’s sick of it.
“Lochte has six gold medals all anyone talks about is Phelps. He’s sick of it. He doesn’t want to be seen as an underdog or in Michael’s shadow anymore. That is why he is dying his hair and trying to get some attention,” sources tell our friends over at Naughty Gossip “Likewise, Michael has grown up and is now a dad. He thinks of Ryan as a silly party boy. He is living the life he gave up long ago. He wishes him luck, but he has moved on.”
But even Ryan knows he probably hasn’t seen the last of Phelps’ yet. He recently said that despite Phelps’ insistence that Rio will be his final Olympic appearance, Lochte has his doubts: “I honestly don’t think this is going to be his last Olympics. I’m saying he’s going to come back.”
EGGPLANT NATION: MEET Paul Pipe!
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AND FINALLY FROM THE CRAZY PEOPLE SHOPPING AT WALMART FILES
You really need to be doing some touch-ups on your look in line? You’re good dude, you couldn’t look anymore like Sho’Nuff if you tried.
HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY!!!