Tuesday, March 27, 2012

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Kim Wayans on her role in Pariah, her famous siblings and the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin

Kim Wayans at the GLAAD Awards Red Carpet

I caught up with funny lady, Kim Wayans on the red carpet for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) awards on Saturday night in New York. I have to be honest with you guys; I really enjoyed my chat with her. Check out what Kim had to say about her role in Pariah, her famous siblings and the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin.

Makho Ndlovu: You look beautiful tonight, what are you wearing?
Kim Wayans: So do you! Your guess is as good as mine. Just a little ditty I picked up somewhere!

Makho: (Laughs) tell me about your involvement in the movie Pariah, how did you find out about this project? 
Kim: I auditioned for it. My agent sent me the script and I was so blown away by the story, it was such a powerful and beautiful story and I really wanted to be a part of it. And I went in, auditioned and I got the role.
Kim Wayans in a scene from Pariah alongside co-star Adepero Oduye

Makho: Congrats to you! Who are you looking forward to seeing tonight at the GLAAD Awards?
Kim: Everybody! It's just fun. It's a nice opportunity to come out and support GLAAD which is such an important organization that does such wonderful work.

Makho: Is this your first time at GLAAD?
Kim: Yes it is!

Makho: So what are you working on next? Where can we see Kim Wayans?
Kim: Well I have a one woman show named a "Handsome Woman Retreats" that I'm traveling with. I'm also developing some other projects and I'm also shopping a sitcom..

Makho: Well I'm sure you have lots of help from your brothers. Do you see them often?
Kim: We are very close. I see them all the time. Maybe too much (laughs)

Makho: What are your thoughts on the Trayvon Martin case?
Kim: It breaks my heart. He is a symbol of something that really has to change in our country. He could be my nephew; he could be my little brother. Every black man I know has a story to tell about being harassed...

Makho: Very true. Famous or non famous black men...
Kim: Yes, just based on what they look like and that has got to stop. My heart is broken and it goes out to his parents and everyone involved in his situation.

Kim’s movie Pariah won big at the GLAAD Awards and scooped the outstanding feature film award. Congrats to Kim and the cast! Did you see the Pariah, thoughts?

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