Keke Palmer considers ‘Lightyear’ to be “progress” for representation in films.
The 28-year-old actor voices Izzy Hawthorne in the new Pixar movie, which serves as an origin story for ‘Toy Story’ icon Buzz Lightyear, and is impressed with the diversity in the film – which has been banned in some Middle Eastern countries for a same-sex kiss.
Keke told the i newspaper: “Disney, Pixar, there’s a wide audience, and a lot of their audience is obviously LGBTQ+, women, Black women… people that want to be represented in films.
“So, yes, 100 per cent, I think it is progress. Obviously, we can’t expect for film and television to always be the reason why people decide to respect one another. But I think it’s a step in the right direction. And I think the way that it’s illustrated in the film is normal… we’re just depicting life and love the way that exists in our world.”
Keke is also set to feature in Jordan Peele’s top-secret new horror movie ‘Nope’ – which is slated for release next month – and can’t wait for the film to be released.
She explained: “I’m happy that I’m getting one step closer to not having to hold on to this big secret! But it was one of the most extraordinary experiences I’ve had in my life. I think Jordan Peele is 1,000 per cent a genius.
“I think everybody’s going to be entertained, freaked out, and also impressed.”
Keke landed her debut screen role as the niece of Queen Latifah’s character in the 2004 film ‘Barbershop 2: Back in Business’ and she explained how the star has become a “fairy godmother” to her.
The ‘Hustlers’ actress said: “She went from rapping to singing to producing to acting to hosting. She’s done it all.
“She always made me feel like I was just vaudevillian-ish. I could do many things, from singing, dancing, or whatever… she would bring people like Sammy Davis Jr and Judy Garland: ‘You could do what they did. They didn’t just do one thing, so never feel afraid or feel like you have to choose.’”
8 Remakes That Give Me Hope For The Future Of Filmmaking, And 8 That Prove Hollywood’s Out Of Ideas
Father of the Bride was just released on HBO Max last week. HBO Max This is the third film adaptation of the 1949 novel of the same name written by Edward Streeter. In 1950, the novel was adapted into a film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Then, in 1991, it was remade with Steve…
Father of the Bride was just released on HBO Max last week.
This is the third film adaptation of the 1949 novel of the same name written by Edward Streeter. In 1950, the novel was adapted into a film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Then, in 1991, it was remade with Steve Martin.
The newest iteration of the film is a fresh new take on the story, with a Cuban-American family at the helm.
Sometimes, we get lucky and Hollywood will give us a remake that brings something new to the story. But, more often than not, we’re just watching a carbon copy of a movie that brought film execs financial success in the past.
So let’s take a look at 8 remakes that actually had something new to say, and 8 that seem a little TOO familiar if you ask me:
TOO SIMILAR — Little Women (2019)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — Annie (2014)
TOO SIMILAR — Carrie (2013)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — West Side Story (2021)
TOO SIMILAR — Psycho (1998)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — Freaky Friday (2018)
TOO SIMILAR — A Christmas Carol
ADDED SOMETHING NEW (but just barely) — Pet Sematary (2019)
TOO SIMILAR — The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — Ghostbusters (2016)
TOO SIMILAR — Cinderella (2015)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — The Mummy (1999)
TOO SIMILAR — A Star is Born (2018)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — The Great Gatsby (2013)
TOO SIMILAR — Funny Games (2007)
ADDED SOMETHING NEW — Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Let us know which remakes you thought added something new to the source material and which ones were too similar.
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“The Vampire Diaries” Franchise Has Come To A Close — Here Are The Best And Worst Moments Of The Mikaelson Family
This family needed to book a lifetime of sessions with Cami the therapist. As last week’s episode of Legacies put The Vampire Diaries universe to rest, viewers said goodbye to the Mikaelson family for good. The finale featured a cameo by fan-favorite vamp Klaus, who appeared one last time to bid a final farewell to…
This family needed to book a lifetime of sessions with Cami the therapist.
As last week’s episode of Legacies put The Vampire Diaries universe to rest, viewers said goodbye to the Mikaelson family for good. The finale featured a cameo by fan-favorite vamp Klaus, who appeared one last time to bid a final farewell to his daughter, Hope.
Klaus, along with his siblings, make an appearance in all three of the franchise’s TV series (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies) as the world’s very first vampires with centuries’ worth of baggage.
Seriously. No family is perfect, but the Mikaelsons are one of the most toxic households to grace television. Here are eight examples…
1. When Klaus would dagger his siblings for literal decades.
2. When Klaus was super controlling of Rebekah’s love life (and also killed a bunch of her boyfriends…).
3. When their parents were just super toxic in general.
4. When Elijah was in love with Klaus’s baby mama.
5. When Kol pranked Rebekah by body-swapping her with an evil witch.
6. When Freya’s devotion to the family caused consistent turbulence in her dating life.
7. When Marcel’s complicated relationship with Klaus caused extreme highs and lows.
8. When the family was cursed so Elijah wiped his memory.
OK, these guys are a lot of drama, but they do have some redeeming moments. Here are six times the Mikaelsons siblings were endearing:
1. When all of the siblings put Hope’s well-being before their own.
2. When Hope carried on her family’s legacy.
3. When they honored their vow of always and forever.
4. When they made sacrifices for one another.
5. When they finally admitted to their mistakes.
6. When they realized that they deserve happiness too.
What are your favorite Mikaelson moments? Tell us in the comments below!
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