Thursday, April 22, 2021

‘Little’ Stars Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Marsai Martin & Will Packer Talk Being 14 and Supporting Black Women – WATCH

*Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Marsai Martin, director Tina Gordin, and producer Will Packer visited the campus of the historic Spelman college last week in Atlanta, Ga. for a special panel discussion of their new Universal film, “Little.”

A ruthless tech mogul, Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall) receives the chance to relive the life of her younger self (Marsai Martin) at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much for her to bear after a young girl she offends wishes that she was little. Jordan receives help from her overworked assistant, April (Issa Rae), who has to pretend to be her guardian while they try to figure out a way to return her to normal.

The project came to life based on an idea of Martin’s after checking out the 1988 comedy “Big” which starred Tom Hanks. In that film his character Josh was a kid who wished to become an adult overnight. “Little” takes that concept and flips it around. With this project, Martin becomes the youngest executive producer EVER in Hollywood.

Rae shared with the 900-plus students that this audience was exactly who she makes content for. When launching her hit HBO show “Insecure” in 2016, Spelman was one of the first stops they made to screen the project.

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‘Little’ cast and Producer Will Packer

EURweb correspondent Jill Munroe attended the panel discussion and the blue carpet Atlanta premiere where she spoke with the cast, Executive Producer Will Packer, “Braxton Family Values” star Trina Braxton and “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” cast member Karlie Redd about what they would do if given the opportunity to do 14 again. And yes, we absolutely asked about a few details for the upcoming season 4 of “Insecure.”

Producer Will Packer shared why black women will always be a focus for his projects.

“Black women are amazing, these stories should be told. And the fact that other people aren’t telling them, I’ll step in, I’ll tell them. The Black female audience is amazing and these are stories that haven’t been told enough and in the way that they should. So I’m proud to be someone that used my power to come in and tell these stories.”

“Little” hits theaters April 12.

 

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