Alfre Woodard takes a bold and courageous leap of faith in the Netflix, not to be missed film “Juanita,” streaming internationally.
EURweb talked to her and cast members at the Metrograph in New York just hours before the movie was released globally.
Directed by Clark Johnson with a screenplay by Roderick M. Spencer, “Juanita” is based on the novel, “Dancing on the Edge of the Roof” by Sheila Williams. “Juanita” also stars Adam Beach, LaTanya Richardson, Ashlie Atkinson and Blair Underwood as Blair Underwood.
When asked why does this film hit home for her and the take away, Woodard said, “I love the fact a working woman, no matter what age, can put her dollars together and walk right out the door and express her freedom. We tend to be nurturers and put ourselves last in line. Go somewhere and go by yourself. Don’t take your book club. Don’t go on a cruise. Go somewhere out of your comfort zone. You will meet people.
Adam Beach, who falls in love with Woodard, relishes his role as Jess because it’s one of a kind for him. A busy actor, Beach stars in one of my favorite movies, “Windtalkers.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lead role for a Native American in a way that it’s portrayed in this story where you are the love interest and you get to show that chemistry. I don’t really do romantic comedies. So for me, it’s kind of a first. What makes this film so special is Alfre. She’s so good.”
Blair Underwood jumped on board primarily because of Woodard, he told EURweb.
“I did it because of Alfre and Roderick Spencer, whom I’ve known for 30 years. Anything Alfre wants and does, I’m down to be a part of it.”
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