Hide your kids, hide your wife, hide your Christmas presents … Antoine Dodson is making his big screen debut in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas.
During a recent interview with the Internet sensation via Skype, Dodson revealed to HipHollywood that he will be starring in the director’s upcoming holiday film. “I did the Madea’s Christmas with Tyler Perry and that’s coming out December 13, so I’ve been working, putting in work,” Dodson said.
“It’s so crazy, he’s serious about his work,” the Internet star said when asked what it was like working with Perry. “I love being around him and the cast. Everybody was so great. They treated me like I’ve been doing this for years,” he shared.
Dodson instantly became a YouTube sensation after he colorfully warned his neighbors back in 2010 to hide their kids and wives from a local rapist.
“I just can not believe all this happened and accumulated off of one interview. It wasn’t even meant to be put on Youtube and stuff like that … People in the community never thought I would be alerting people world wide and everybody else around the world was like ‘yeah, I’m having those problems too.'”
In September, Dodson announced via Twitter that he was expecting a baby with his girlfriend of six months. The 27-year-old was openly gay, but renounced his homosexuality after dedicating himself to the Hebrew Israelite faith. Dodson shared with HipHollywood exclusively that although he’s in a good place spiritually, his lifestyle change brought on major backlash.
“Everybody is turning against me. At first when I was growing up, everybody said ‘you need to read the bible, you need to know that God is against that’. And then when you actually say ‘I’ve changed and I’m on the right path, I’m straight,’ they still have a problem with it,” he shared. “You can’t make people happy, you can’t satisfy everyone. Oh well, people make their comments,” he added.
Be sure to check out Antoine in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas, set to premiere December 13.
It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere
Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!
Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.
Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.
Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.
He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.“
“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”
In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.
“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”
BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.
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