Monday, July 4, 2022

Pepa’s Daughter Egypt Reveals Her #Epicfail Audition to Play Mother in Salt-N-Pepa Biopic

Egypt Criss, the daughter Pepa of Salt-in-Pepa

*Egypt Criss, the daughter Pepa of Salt-in-Pepa fame, has revealed that she auditioned to play her famous mother in the upcoming Lifetime biopic about the rappers, but didn’t get the role.

The 21-year-old “Growing Up Hip Hop” star appeared  on “The Real” Wednesday and explained how her mother helped her prepare for the audition but the producers weren’t feeling her delivery.

“Egypt did audition for the role to play me and… let me tell you the funny thing,” Pepa explained. “When I was prepping her to play me, I was like practicing with her, ‘This is what I did then. This is how it happened.’ Because it was my story.”

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“When she went for the audition — because you know I’m going to let her do the whole process — she came back out like, ‘Mom, everything you taught me was wrong.’

Egypt confirmed: “It was the opposite. She was like, ‘Oh, but it’s me though?’ I was like, ‘They didn’t want it like that’ it was the opposite. I was like ‘Oh, so never mind.'”

Meanwhile, Cheryl “Salt” James ended the long running debate about the group’s name, telling Vogue Australia last month that Salt-n-Pepa referred to the rappers’ “light and dark skin.”

Lifetime announced its cast for the upcoming Salt-N-Pepa biopic limited series—and folks are not pleased two light skinned actresses have tapped to play the iconic rappers.

GG Towson and Laila Odom will play Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton, respectively. Monique Paul will star as Deidra “Spinderella” Roper. Mario Van Peebles will helm the project, which is being produced by Queen Latifah.

No premiere date has been announced but the limited series will air in 2020.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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