5 True To Life Movies That Actually Blew Our Minds

It has been a long time since we watched some of the most incredible real-life stories put on film and after going through a lot of effort on finding only 5 of the best may seem to be unfair. The movies listed below are just some of the most amazing movies that we have seen a couple of years ago. Nonetheless, these movies which are based on a real situation touched our hearts, inspired us, and even shocked us.

Braveheart

The story of William Wallas plays an important role in our history and whether we like it or not, the movie Braveheart, played by Mel Gibson was a total hit! The movie itself has the best crew and played perfectly for their roles including the setting and locations. During this revolution, Wallas recruited nomads and those who oppose the situation based on the governance in Scotland. The story covered his life starting at a very young age where his father died and was adopted by his uncle.

A famous quote from the movie is “they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!”

Schindler’s list

Schindler’s List is a famous movie that was based on a true event focusing on a German businessman who was trying to survive and make his fortune during World War II. Oskar Schindler experienced devastating occurrences but ended up saving 1100 Jews. This story had indeed touched our hearts as the movie shows the grief that they felt during the war including the struggle to survive.

Pearl Harbor

This amazing movie was based on an event that transpired in December of 1941 where the Japanese launched a surprise attack that devastated and killed more than 2400 soldiers including 21 ships on the U.S. Naval Base in Hawaii. However, the movie does not focus on the war alone but also on the love story of a man and a woman and their cross relationship with his best friend. Rafe and Danny are both pilots but uneventful things happen when Rafe got an opportunity to go to the British Air Corps.

The Pursuit of Happyness

One of the most inspiring movies in 2006 was Pursuit of Happyness that was played by Will Smith and his son Jaden. The movie shows a homeless father and son for almost a year and is working as a medical representative until Chris Gardner (Will) exhibits his intelligence on the job application corporation that earned him his fortune little by little. He entered the world of stock marketing which at the end made his and his son’s life back on track.

Saving Private Ryan

The movie that Tom Hanks stars is actually based on a real story of the Niland Brothers but was revised by producer Steven Spielberg. The story was set on the Second World War where a mission was set to find and rescue Private Ryan who was in fact the last survivor of their family of four brothers who participated in the D-Day landings. The real name of the brother that survived is Fritz Niland.

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Rebel Wilson Reveals She Has To ‘Physically Transform’ So She Can Get More Serious Roles

Rebel Wilson recently revealed that she actually feels the need to “physically transform” so that people can see her in more serious acting roles.

Wilson became famous after portraying “Fat Amy” in Pitch Perfect, however, she later realised that she wanted to tackle more serious roles as well as to focus more on her health.

Earlier this year Wilson announced via social media that 2020 would be her “Year of Health”, and that she would be exercising more as well as cutting down on “the sugar and junk food” to become healthier.

Her recent Instagram post posing in sportswear shows just how much weight she lost. According to VT Wilson is believed to have lost 2st 8lbs (40lbs or 18kg), with an overall goal weight of 11st 8lb (75kg or 165lb).

When Wilson was interviewed by Express, she revealed that she “literally feels as if she has to physically transform” so that people can see her in more serious roles.

“For some reason, even though we’re in a very imaginative industry, it’s very difficult for people to imagine me as a serious actress and I feel that I physically have to show you that I am different,” she explained. “I am somewhat transforming myself in order to help transform my career. I still love comedy and I will obviously still work in the comedy space, but I did train originally as a dramatic actress… which people forget.”

Wilson even revealed to the Sun that she was paid “a lot of money” by Hollywood executives to stay at a much bigger size. She said, ”It’s not like I want to lose weight and get to around a certain number. It’s more than that, it’s about dealing mentally with why I was overeating and I had a job where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger, at times which kind of can mess with your head a bit.

“So now I’m just trying to work on the mental side and the physical job and doing a lot of personal training and, and on the nutrition side like it’s, it’s cool I should probably write a book at some point about it because people seem to be interested. There’s no real simple answer to it. I’ve been trying a lot of different things and to be healthy.”

Rising Star Spotlight: Make Way For Akeem Jamahl Mair

Akeem Jamahl Mair is definitely an emerging actor to watch out for in 2020! He has booked several principal and leading roles in various student films. These include some well-known and popular remake titles such as Hannah and her Sisters and Good Will Hunting. Additional appearances include Limbo, All about the Money, and Initiation. He’s currently under the management of Commercial Talent Agency.

Akeem was born on September 16, 1988, in Pasadena, California, to entrepreneur Erol James Mair and Queen Alice Mair, a public service professional. Akeem was named after Eddie Murphy’s character in the box office hit Coming to America. He is the oldest of four siblings.

Akeem first became interested in acting as a child at Linda Vista Elementary school in Pasadena, California, performing in many school productions. “I fell in love with the excitement and reactions my onstage talents had on people. To be any character I wanted to be, gave me escape from my everyday life.” He then attended John Marshall Fundamental High School in Pasadena, California, receiving his High School Diploma in June 2007. Having a solid educational background was huge for his parents.

Since graduating high school, Akeem has taken college courses at Pasadena City College in pursuit of earning a business degree to become a financial banker. Everything changed when a loyal customer at his former daytime job commented, “You have this huge charismatic personality that radiates positive energy in people, are you an actor?” Since that day, Akeem made the decision to pursue acting as his passion and career.

At Columbia College of Hollywood productions, Akeem was involved in two lead roles of “All About the Money” as Jim, a lowlife who gets killed over never paying back his debts and “A Wonderful World” as the homeless man, Frank Simmons, who gets a second chance at life. At the University of Southern California, he booked leading roles in “Spotted” as Todd, the remake of “Born Fourth of July” where Akeem plays Jerry Levine’s character, Steve Boyer. At the University of California, Los Angeles, he booked leading roles in “Initiation” as the BKE leader Brad, “The Old College Try” as a robotic inventor named Anthony, and “Adagio” as a gym instructor named Marcus.

Akeem has worked for CBS and Comedy Central on the hit show “NCIS: LA”, and “Key and Peele.” Additionally, he has landed principal roles for live performances across major Southern California Universities. He has also appeared in national television commercials for eHarmony, The Clippers, and most recently for The Dominguez Firm and has played the lead in numerous music videos. Additionally, he performs in high-traffic original content on the web in numerous roles such as Allistair, a vampire seeking to exterminate vampire hunters, in “The Blood of the Dead” and he has appeared on the Youtube channel “Girls Going Viral.” Most recently he appeared on an episode of The Ellen Show which garnered over five million views.

Whether he is bringing life to characters in film and television, on small and big screens, or in high-traffic original content on the web, Akeem’s upbeat attitude and infectious energy towards every project and role he takes on is definitely a step towards stardom.

StarCentral Magazine recently caught up with Akeem to discuss his journey in the entertainment industry and here’s what went down:

Can you tell us more about yourself? How did you get started in the entertainment industry?

 At first, I had my mindset on becoming a financial banker because I saw Michael Douglas’s character and lifestyle in the movie, “the game.” I saw his 2000 BMW 740i, his custom suits, the excitement in the office, and a maid at his house… I was blown away. Plus, I loved math and punching the numbers in a calculator so I figured that being a banker is my dream job. Little did I know while working at Ralph’s grocery store, a loyal customer would change the course of history for me. I remember being a cashier and her coming into my line with a sad demeanor. It seems something was bothering her so I did what I normally do with any of my customers which is brighten their day up. I said hi, “it’s good to see you again, did you find everything okay?” She said, yes I did thank you!” I said, “I usually see you smiling but whatever you’re going through I know will God rescue you!” “He never gives you more than you can handle!” After the transaction, I said, “have a bless day!” “I hope to see you again soon.” Immediately she paused and finally looked up at me for the first time and I could tell she had been crying. she replied, “Are you an actor?” I said, “No. Why do you ask?” She said, “Because your energy is filled with so much positive energy. You move people by it. You lifted up my spirits after I just lost my house in a foreclosure. Thank you!” Her reply shocked me. After she left I went home that day and wondered, What would my life look like if I was a successful actor? I thought about how I’ll be able to help my family so much more and how I can infect millions of people with the same positive energy. That night I searched ‘how to become an actor’ and it said most start as an extra on a movie set. So I called Central Casting in Burbank the very next day and here I am.

What do you like most about acting?

I just grew up with this love of being in front of the camera. Most of my family and friends are a bit terrified and want to always look their best but for me it was different. I felt like I always treated the lens of the camera like a best friend of mine and in that space, I totally just let go of life and be free from all of the worries I deal with on a daily basis. I love the idea of jumping into another person’s life and taking a break from my own reality. Each of the characters I play have their their own life and story. Something about playing other characters makes everything I’m going through in my life disappear. I can let go of my own problems for a change and take on new ones. It’s kind of the Bible saying, “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3. Instead of judging a person, I rather jump in that person’s shoes and see what it’s like to see life out of their eyes and understanding. To see how they’ve dealt with their own problems and that creates a new perspective for me.

Can you tell us about your latest project?

I plead NDA! But trust me, when it comes out you’re gonna love it! What I can say, is that it’s an upcoming project that features my dad. I’ve never thought in a million years I’ll be able to do my passion and also bring my family in and experience it with them. My dad is not an actor at all but all of his actions came straight from his heart. It was a powerful project and there was a real moment my father and I shared. I forgot about all of the camera operators capturing the whole moment, it was surreal. Afterward, the owner came rushing down to hug me because he too had a similar experience with his father. I didn’t expect a breakdown in tears like I did with all the cameras in my face, but it happened out of nowhere. I am used to holding things in and not letting others inside so you could imagine my shock as the tears started pouring out. The other actor in the scene was frozen, he didn’t know how to react to something like that. This project definitely brought me closer to my dad as we are now talking as often as we can. The experience changed me. It allowed me to see the things in my life that scares me the most and go straight after them. Acting became a healing moment for me and one of my projects that I’ll never forget.

What’s the biggest challenge in your chosen career path?

Being persistent and aggressive all the time in activities that benefits my career. Even when you’re burned out and tired, and you have an audition to do, you have to get it done. And don’t be afraid of doing things by yourself. If people on your team are busy or don’t have the time to help you, you gotta learn to be strong and do it yourself. You’re gonna hear, “I’m busy,” a lot in this industry. You’re gonna hear, “sorry, we went with the other actor or actress for the role but we wish you the best in your future endeavors.” You’re gonna hear, “sorry we are not taking in new clients at this time.” Despite all of that, you have to stay positive and confident. nobody gonna tell you that when you really need it at like 2 am. So you have to be your biggest motivator and most reliable person you can trust.

What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far?

It happened when I was in acting class at the time. I swear my phone kept buzzing every 5 minutes like crazy. My friends and family kept blowing up my phone up with texts like, “you were on The Ellen Show??? Call me!” They were thrilled to see me on the recurring humor segment called “Speak The Lyrics.” A show where one of Ellen’s writers walks up to a complete stranger and begins speaking to them in song lyrics.

I swear I had no idea it was on TV because I was in a class, ‘On-Set/On-Camera’ breaking down being realistic with your actions in a scene taught by David Rountree. I originally had no idea I was even being filmed for The Ellen Show. A couple of months earlier, I stopped at Barnes and Noble in Burbank. I notice a bunch of film crew standing outside so I asked one of the crew members, “What’s going on?” None of them claim they knew any information about what’s going on. I walked in and checked out some books and was on my way out when I notice a 2pac record and stopped at the record section. That’s when Lauren appeared.

I remember Coach Mike’s lessons of being completely confident and don’t disagree with what anyone says while their improving. Next thing I know, I was signing some papers and it airs on TV, Ellen calling it, “The best episode she’s ever seen!”

It was definitely a moment to remember and has been a huge exposure for my career. It generated over 5 million views on Instagram and even landed in the Instagram feed of my future agent, Sarah Angeli from Commercial Talent Agency. The timing was perfect because I had just submitted my headshots and resume to her last week. So when I walked into her office for my agent meeting, she had my episode cued up on her computer. She was like, “I just saw this yesterday and here you are!” She played it again and we both smiled and laughed. I’ll never forget that experience, it was God’s blessings written all over it.

Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?

I’ve met so many incredible people. One of them was LL Cool J on the set of the TV series “NCIS Los Angeles. I wasn’t supposed to be his body double but the one they hired was super late to set and the director walked up to me said, “hey can you help us out?” I was like “sure why not?” He said, “great you’ll be a cover for LL Cool J!” I was shocked. Apparently LL Cool J who was still getting his makeup and outfit checked out by the wardrobe manager and makeup artist. We filmed a scene of me sitting in his black Dodge Challenger while waiting for my partner to come out of the building from meeting one of his informants. It was awesome being in that car, had my hand on the steering wheel and it felt like this was what I was born to do! As the scene finished, here comes LL Cool J walking up to me. I was shocked at first because I didn’t realize he was so tall. I’ve always seen him on television and figured he was my height. He shook my hand and said, “great job bro I appreciate you covering for me.” It was such a great moment because I was being praised by somebody I listened to as a kid.

What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.

To win an Oscar! That is my ultimate career goal and the only future plan that I have. So everything that I am doing now is to put myself in the position to win. If I have to stay up at night to practice and study, that’s what I have to do.

Outside of acting, my plans are to become a global icon and activist. I want to be a role model for kids and inspire them to go after their future dreams too. I want to fight for justice and peace all around the world. I just want to inspire the entire world with positivity like Martin Luther King Jr, Jesus Christ, Gandhi, Michael Jackson, 2pac, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, etc.

Chadwick Boseman, “Black Panther” Star, Has Died Of Cancer At 43

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the iconic Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has just died of cancer aged 43.

According to ABC, Boseman’s publicist Nicki Fioravante confirmed that he died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side.

According to his family, Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. They posted a heartbreaking message via Boseman’s Instagram account and here’s what they said:

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣

“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣

“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣

“The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.” ⁣

Originally born in South Carolina, Boseman initially had small roles in television until his impressive portrayal of baseball star Robinson opposite Harrison Ford in the biopic 42 back in 2013 made him a bonafide star. But his most memorable role was his performance as T’Challa aka Black Panther, king of the kingdom of Wakanda.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Chadwick Boseman and his family.

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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣ ⁣ Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣ ⁣ A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣ ⁣ It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣ ⁣ He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣ ⁣ The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. ⁣ ⁣ Photo Credit: @samjonespictures

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Full List Of Renewed Netflix Shows Of 2020

While cancellations are unavoidable, the upside is hearing which of your favorite shows that got the thumbs up for renewal. Whether it’s a continuation after a string of stellar seasons getting a new one, or a new series lucky enough to earn a new season after its first season; here are all the TV shows Netflix was generous enough to renew:

  1. Russian Doll, Season 2
  2. Lucifer, Season 5 (final season)
  3. On My Block, Season 3
  4. After Life, Season 3
  5. The Umbrella Academy, Season 2
  6. Sex Education, Season 3
  7. F Is for Family, Season 4
  8. Grace and Frankie, Seasons 6 & 7 (final season)
  9. The Crown, Season 4
  10. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Seasons 3 & 4
  11. The Ranch, Season 4
  12. Narcos: Mexico, Season 2
  13. Ozark, Season 3
  14. Ugly Delicious, Season 2
  15. Altered Carbon, Season 2
  16. Dead to Me, Season 2
  17. The Society, Season 2
  18. Trinkets, Season 2 (final season)
  19. Iglesias, Season 2
  20. Family Reunion, Season 2
  21. GLOW, Season 4 (final season)
  22. Dear White People, Season 4 (final season)
  23. Another Life, Season 2
  24. The Witcher, Season 2
  25. Raising Dion, Season 2
  26. You, Season 3
  27. Atypical, Season 4 (final season)
  28. Lost in Space, Season 3 (final season)

Here’s A Chilling First Look At The ‘Class Action Park’ Documentary By HBO

HBO has just released the trailer for “Class Action Park,” and it revolves around “the world’s most dangerous amusement park.”

Situated in New Jersey, USA, Action Park earned a reputation as the world’s most dangerous water park throughout the 1980s and 1990s. It was a park that combined alcohol and liquor and it was also a massive health risk – a place where people actually died.

Here’s the synopsis of the show according to HBO:

“To some, New Jersey’s infamous Action Park was the most spectacularly fun amusement park on Earth: A place where unruly 1980s teenagers were given free rein to go gonzo on strange contraptions that seemed to violate the laws of common sense (and perhaps physics). To others, it was an ill-conceived death trap. One thing is sure: It’s the type of place that will never exist again.”

Check out the trailer below courtesy of HBO (Screenshot from HBO):

10 New Awesome Netflix Cinematic And TV Treats To Binge This Weekend

With every month, new content comes and new content goes but let’s not focus on the bad news shall we? We have plenty of that going around these days. It’s always a fun surprise to see what new content is shuffling on each month and with everyone being indoors longer and watching even more streaming content, here are the top 10 best new cinematic and television treats that have been recently added to Netflix; just waiting for you to binge them:

1. A Whisker Away: A new anime film that features everything the world loves: colorful animation, whimsical fantasy for audiences of all ages, and cute cats.

2. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm: this animated cult classic film depicts Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill in a feature length film based off the highly popular “Batman the animated series.”

3. Spaceballs: a Mel Brooks classic comedy parodying Star Wars is back to bring back some golden perfect comedy for your viewing pleasure.

4. Unsolved Mysteries: a new NETFLIX documentary series based on the classic TV series to uncover new mysteries for a modern age.

5. Warrior Nun: a new NETFLIX original movie that is as ridiculous and wildly bizarre as the title sounds. It’s exactly what it sounds like.

6. JU-ON Origins: this new NETFLIX series is based on the original Japanese horror film/American remake film; detailing the origins of this iconic haunted house/figure.

7. The Twelve: this NETFLIX series follows Twelve ordinary people called for jury duty for a murder case in which a woman stands trial for killing her own blood.

8. The Old Guard: a NETFLIX film starring Charlize Theron and Chiwetel Ejiofor, two warriors in a team of immortals who discover a new immortal threatens their existence.

9. The Business of Drugs: a NETFLIX documentary series detailing the business, operations, and overall functional impact of drugs in society.

10. Down to Earth with Zac Efron: a new NETFLIX travel show where actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live.

Meet The Woman Behind The Latest Cover Of FilmCentral Magazine: The Beautiful Nell Nakkan

Danielle Kate Nakkan or Nell Nakkan for short is a stunning writer, actress, director, and producer, who hails from Sydney, Australia, and who’s currently on the rise.

Nell actually got into the entertainment industry when she found an article in the newspaper about a talent agency workshop. She decided to attend this workshop, and this led her to be accepted into a child casting agency which became her starting point in the industry. She says that what she likes most about acting is the power that you can have from storytelling. She reveals that through storytelling, we have the power to change the world and people’s perceptions. Although she loves being part of the entertainment industry, she confesses that it can be a very difficult industry to be involved in because it’s hard to plan for what you’re going to be doing next since things can change from one minute to the next minute.

Her extensive training includes the Atlantic theatre company located in New York City, Screenwise, ACTT, Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, and at RADA in London. She also has a varied and extensive resume which covers everything from film projects to classical Theatre, and she’s been working in the industry for over ten years which is probably one of the reasons why her acting chops earned her the “best actor” award at the Cause Film Festival. Her first major break was playing the role of Sheila in the Australian series “A Place to Call Home.” The show starred Marta Düsseldorp and Noni Hazelhurst.

She indicates that the most memorable experience of her career has been working on Foxtel’s A Place to Call Home. She’s been working with some of the best talents both on and off the camera and it has been an amazing experience for her. She also says that one of the most interesting people that she’s met so far in the industry is Simon Baker – she revealed that she enjoys watching him work because he’s such a talented star. She further revealed that one of the most valuable lessons she has learned working in the industry is that you are in control of what you bring to the acting table and that everything else you do is going to be up to someone else.

Nell says that while her family does support her career, this can be both up and down at times. They are still quite proud of her work, and she has a great support network that helps her through any difficult times. With so much talent under her belt, the road to the bright lights of stardom is only beginning for this promising thespian, Nell Nakkan.

The ‘LIGHTNING FAST’ Round:

1. Last good movie I’ve seen: Darkest Hour. Gary Oldman- a well-deserved win.

2. What do you consider beautiful and why? I’m quite visual, so I enjoy artwork, photography, and a great view.

3. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could? I would like to do something really physically demanding like a marathon, or a trek.

4. Complete this sentence: “If I had no fear, I’d…” probably be a bit more into high-risk sports. I prefer all my bones intact.

5. What is the one “flaw” you wouldn’t change about yourself? I used to get subconscious with the amount of freckles I have, but as I have gotten older I have learned to love all flaws, curves, and differences!

Rising Star Spotlight: Get To Know “Ruthless” Star Melissa L. Williams

Having already made waves on BET’s currently #1 ranked new scripted series “The Oval” with dual roles, breakout star Melissa L. Williams, who has quickly become Tyler Perry’s new muse, is now set to lead Perry’s spin-off series “Ruthless,” as the title character Ruth Truesdale on BET’s new streaming platform, BET Plus, out now.

“The Oval,” tells the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. On the new hit series, Melissa portrays twin sisters ‘Denise’ and ‘Ruth,’ polar opposite roles, both with their own agenda.

Perry’s spin-off series “Ruthless” follows Ruth Truesdale as she’s forced to play nice with a scandalous religious cult of powerful sex-crazed fanatics in the hopes of freeing herself and her daughter. Williams stars opposite Stephanie Charles (“The Paynes”), Anthony Bless (“Tyler Perry’s Sistas”) and Bobbi Baker James (“House of Payne”).

Melissa actually grew up in Oklahoma City as the oldest of six and utilized her family holiday gatherings to put together and star in her own talent shows. A natural performer from an early age, she set out to do as much local theater as she could find in Oklahoma City, eventually heading to Clark University in Atlanta for college to study theater. Williams joined the CAU Players, the University’s drama club, which puts on various productions yearly ranging from classical works, musical works, children’s productions, and one-act play festivals. Melissa starred as Carmen in F.A.M.E. during her time in the CAU Players. Even after finishing her degree, she went to get additional technical training so that he could produce projects herself and applied it to several music videos she produced when she moved to LA.

FilmCentral Magazine recently caught up with Melissa to discuss all of her current projects and here’s what went down:

How were you actually ‘discovered’?

I started my professional career like many actors going to countless auditions. I built a great rapport with some wonderful casting directors and they would constantly call me in. From there, I booked a few network roles and my career took off.

What do you like most about acting?

I like that I get to study and become so many different characters for a living, it’s fun! I like finding the truth and finding the similarities between myself and the character.

Can you tell us about your role in Ruthless?

I play Ruth Truesdale, who is on a search for redemption. Ruth is striving to become her “best self” but sometimes things aren’t always as they seem.

What sort of person is going to love this character?

That’s the thing about complex characters, they pique everyone’s interest whether it’s the negative or positive traits. Everyone is still intrigued.

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How is this character like you? Different?

Ruth is like me because she is extremely passionate about what she believes in. We are different for obvious reasons.

What’s the biggest challenge to taking on this role?

The biggest challenge was figuring out how to stay interesting and express my emotions while wearing the same wonderful purple cloak for 24 episodes.

Besides yourself, what celebrity would you like to see tackle this character?

Elizabeth Moss. Actually. she played a similar character in The Handmaid’s Tale.

Besides yourself, which actor in this show is going to blow people away?

I feel like every single actor came to play; I’m going to leave it up to the viewers to decide!

If you could play any other character in this show, who would it be?

No one. I believe what’s for you is for you.

What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far?

The most memorable experience in my career was being able to introduce my father to Tyler Perry at his Gospel Brunch and him telling my father “I’m really proud of her.”

Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?

Tyler Perry, his work ethic is unmatched.

How active are you on social media?

I’m very active! I’m on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter every now and then. I just got a TikTok, too.

With the current COVID-19 situation, we heard that you have been helping people in need and your fans. How did this come about? 

If this were to happen to me last year, I would not have been able to financially make ends meet. I felt compelled after someone showed me a random act of generosity. I went on my IG live and told the first ten people to DM their Cash App and I sent them money. Altogether, I sent over $1500 that day and the recipients were so excited that they even sent me pictures with their groceries!

What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.

My future plans are to produce and star in my own projects. Release my new music and continue to inspire others with my platform.

Tom Hanks Eyed To Play Geppetto in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Movie

After playing Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, it looks like Tom Hanks is about to star in on another children’s classic. Deadline revealed that Tom Hanks is in early negotiations to play Geppetto in Disney and Robert Zemeckis’ live-action version of Pinocchio.

Although negotiations are still at an early stage, Hanks has apparently reached out to Zemeckis to let him know he is keen on doing the film after reading the script. Hanks and Zemeckis have already collaborated in the past for Forrest Gump, Cast Away, and the Christmas classic The Polar Express so this film marks the fourth collaboration between the two.

Hanks is currently still filming the Elvis Presley biopic which had to halt production after he and his wife, Rita Wilson contracted the COVID-19 virus while filming in Australia. The studio is hoping to restart production again in Australia later in the year.

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