Q: Luca, I believe the first scene you had them rehearse was the kiss between the two of them? Was that sort of like a test to throw them in the deep end, talking about being a sadist as you were before? To see how embarrassed they’d be for their initial scene to go that far. Armie:Can I– I’m gonna jump in before Luca answers this question and just tell you how that actual rehearsal went down.
“Girls Trip” is confirming what we already knew: movies starring black women can crush it at the box office.
In an exceedingly rare accomplishment for comedies, the movie earned an estimated $30.8 million over the weekend.
The R-rated comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee features friends heading to the Essence Festival and stars four black women: Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish.
A scene from “Girls Trip.” (Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures)
The movie’s success comes as debates about diversity in Hollywood continue to gain steam. And the past couple of years have shown that although Hollywood traditionally undervalues movies with black and female leads, it is only to their peril.
“Hidden Figures”, with a cast led primarily by black women, was the highest grossing film of all the movies nominated for Best Picture in the 2017 Oscars.
For Sundance Film Festival 2015, a photographer Victoria Will
decided to put down her digital camera and use a century-old technique
to shoot tintype portraits
of the stars. The result is celebrity portraits unlike any other
you have ever seen before.