Blackfilm.com correspondent Ellen J. Wanjiru talks with Marlon Wayans about his part as Ted White, Aretha Franklin’s initially husband, in the music icon’s biopic ‘Respect’ why he needed to perform a ruined character and his on and off monitor chemistry with Jennifer Hudson. Watch interview beneath!
Subsequent the rise of Aretha Franklin’s occupation from a youngster singing in her father’s church’s choir to her global superstardom, Regard is the amazing legitimate story of the audio icon’s journey to uncover her voice. Hudson, who was individually hand-picked by Franklin to participate in her in the movie, is joined by a stellar forged of stars like Academy Award, Golden World and Emmy-winner Forest Whitaker Marlon Wayans Tony, Grammy and Emmy-winner Audra McDonald A number of Grammy profitable, and Academy Award and Golden World-nominee Mary J. Blige Marc Maron Grammy and Tony-winner Heather Headley Tony-winner Kimberly Scott Emmy-nominee Tituss Burgess Tony-nominee Saycon Sengbloh Tony-nominee Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan, and Skye Dakota Turner.
DIRECTOR: Liesl Tommy | SCREENPLAY BY: Tracey Scott Wilson | Tale BY: Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson | PRODUCERS: Harvey Mason Jr., Scott Bernstein, p.g.a., Jonathan Glickman, Stacey Sher | Govt PRODUCERS: Jennifer Hudson, Liesl Tommy, Sue Baden-Powell, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Fabric
Director Liesl Tommy tends to make her function film debut with Respect. Tommy is the initial Black lady at any time nominated for a Tony award for Greatest Path of a Enjoy in 2016 for Eclipsed, and is an Affiliate Artist at the Berkeley Rep and an Artist Trustee with the Sundance Institute’s Board of Trustees.
Forged & People:
- Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin
- Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin
- Marlon Wayans as Ted White
- Audra McDonald as Barbara Franklin
- Marc Maron as Jerry Wexler
- Tituss Burgess as Reverend Dr. James Cleveland
- Kimberly Scott as Mama Franklin
- Saycon Sengbloh as Erma Franklin
- Hailey Kilgore as Carolyn Franklin
- Heather Headley as Clara Ward
- Skye Dakota Turner as Young Aretha Franklin
- Tate Donovan as John Hammond
- Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington
Marlon Wayans began his vocation portraying a pedestrian in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988). He went on to routinely collaborate with his brother Shawn Wayans on The WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999), and in the comedy films Frightening Motion picture (2000), Frightening Motion picture 2 (2001), White Chicks (2004), Minimal Person (2006), and Dance Flick (2009). Wayans had a remarkable job in Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed film Requiem for a Aspiration (2000), which observed his departure from the regular comedies.
Marlon Wayans explores his finest fears in his most current comedy specific, MARLON WAYANS: YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS, debuting THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 on HBO Max.