I have just added 178 photos of Kerry Washington from the New York City premiere and after party of “For Colored Girls” into the gallery!
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I have added some production stills and posters (mostly in HQ) from three of Kerry’s recent films; “Mother and Child”, “Night Catches Us” and “For Colored Girls”.
Actress Kerry Washington, who is currently serving as “festival ambassador” for the 14th annual Urbanworld Film Festival, is also stirring up a buzz on the web with the new trailer for the coming Tyler Perry film “For Colored Girls.”
The film, due out in November, is an adaptation of the Tony-nominated 1975 play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” by Ntozake Shange. The original stage play is poetic and multilayered–and thus a complete left-field turn for Perry, who is better known for churning out populist money-making vehicles that get slammed by critics for playing on stereotypes and going for cheap laughs and easy sentiment.
“For Colored Girls” has an all-star cast of actresses, including Washington, Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Anika Noni Rose, Loretta Devine and others.
“I know it’s not fair, but I want to say you had to be there,” Washington says of working on the movie. “I’m hoping that when people see the movie, that’s how they feel. If you can imagine going to set and you see chairs that say Macy Gray, Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg, Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton. It was breathtaking. We actually kept taking pictures of our chairs because we were so excited to be working together.”
But can Perry really handle such sophisticated source material? “I spoke to Tyler before we started filming and I was really excited about his vision,” Washington says. “I think after producing ‘Precious’ he really showed he was committed to more than one genre of storytelling.”
“For Colored Girls” is a look at the lives of black women. Can a male director like Perry get the nuances? “I think that’s a question for him and a question for audiences,” Washington says. She adds that “the fact that you had the number of actresses you did commit to the film” was a sign that the script for Perry’s movie had done justice to the play.
“We had a really incredible experience,” Washington says of shooting the film.
The Urbanworld Film Festival continues through Sept. 19 in New York City.
The trailer for the movie “For Colored Girls” has just been released! The film is set to be released on November 5th.
The first production still from “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” has been released and I just added it into our photo gallery!