Today’s daytime press junket kicked off this years #Essencefest in its truest form. Tha L. Spot was in the room with some of the most elite and notable media outlets, competing to speak with entertainers from all over about their craft and latest projects.
It was survival of the fittest in wrangling talent since everyone wanted a piece of them, but myself and Waldo were able to speak with a few showstoppers and pick their brains on not only what’s new, but “must do” activities to participate in while visiting the city of New Orleans.
Rob Riley: Actor/Photographer – Vh1‘s Hit the Floor actor sat down with us to talk about his latest project entitled Bad Dad Rehab. We discussed his role in the film and the message behind it.Check out our interview with him starting at 00:00:22
Ms. Heavenly: Relationship Expert/ Reality T.V. star on Bravo‘s Married to Medicine – Ms. Heavenly was a delight to interview. She was joined by her beautiful 10 year old daughter Allura who showcased her outstanding singing ability for us. Ms. Heavenly talked about the new season of her reality show entitled Married to Medicine while leaving us great advice on troubled relationships. Check out our interview with her starting at 00:07:27
Keke Wyatt: Gospel Songstress/ Reality T.V. Personality – Gospel recording artist Keke Wyatt appears on the scene with her vibrant soul as we touched up on topics including her latest album entitled “Rated Love,” while juggling her role as a wife and mother at home. Her energy and personality was so incredible and it was definitely a pleasure interviewing her. Check out our interview with her starting at 00:11:26
Kylie Bunbury & Mo McRae: Main Cast of Fox Network’s new series Pitch – These two actors were excited to discuss their latest project with Fox called Pitch. Its storyline is based around a young African American female baseball player granted the opportunity to play in the major leagues of a male dominated sport. You can view its trailer here. With it being #Essencefest I had to ask what was the first thing they had to eat once they touched down. Find out what is it and more on the show! Check out our interview with them starting at 00:15:09
Amirah Vann: Actress – For those who have watched WGN America‘s highest rated show Underground will recognize Amirah playing the character of “Ernestine.” Underground is executive produced by John Legend and based its story-line on slaves with the hope of reaching freedom. Season 2 is set to premiere in 2017. During her interview we were able to hear what her most memorable moment of the season was, what she as a viewer would love to see in the upcoming episodes and more. Check out our interview with her starting at 00:19:40
Tanya Wright: Actress/Author/Entrepreneur – Ms. Wright has been a regular cast in the past four seasons of the hit Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black as “Crystal Burset”, wife of the transgender inmate played by co-star Laverne Cox. During her interview we discussed the transition of her character and the chemistry she shares with Cox. She mentioned the release of her book I Found God in My Hair and her new natural hair care product line HAIRiette. Check out our interview with her starting at 00:24:39
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