Put a rapper, two kid comedians and a Yeti together and you’ve got one hilarious interview! All Def Music, a channel under the multi-platform media company All Def, teamed up with rapper and actor Lonnie Lynn, better known as Common, to produce a comical, yet insightful interview to promote the new Warner Brothers movie Smallfoot, which hits theaters on Friday, September 28.
In the interview, two kid hosts of All Def Music’s “Arts & Raps” show Dilan and Zaria put Common in the hot seat, asking him questions about everything from how much foot size “matters” and how he got his stage name to LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan and the importance of diversity in the film industry, all the while making their own Yeti-inspired paintings. Watch it above!
The interview wraps with Common freestyling about his Yeti masterpiece, but not before he dropped some knowledge about diverse representation in movies – an issue Hollywood continues to grapple with since the #Oscarssowhite social media campaign in 2016 and long before. According to Common, “Diversity in the [Smallfoot] cast represents diversity in the world. When you look around you see people of all different types…Why shouldn’t we have that in movies? Movies should be a reflection of the world.” In the interview, Common also shouts out the “young intelligent women” in the cast, such as Yara Shahidi, Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez, which underscores the diversity of the Smallfoot cast.
In the new Warner Brothers film, Common has shifted from the serious characters you’ve seen him play in movies like Suicide Squad, Now You See Me and Selma and taken on a new challenge – assuming the voice of a Yeti named Stonekeeper who is the head of a Yeti village. In the movie, Migo (Channing Tatum) is a friendly Yeti who discovers something he didn’t know existed — a human. His efforts to prove the human existence to the rest of the village result in banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe him. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo sets out to find the mysterious creature. Check out the film for yourself at a theater near you.
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