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Basketball Wives LA star Draya Michele made her movie debut with the new romantic comedy, Will to Love, written and produced by Marques Houston. But Draya joining the team was hardly a mistake, she is exactly who Houston wanted wrangle in.

“I knew that I wanted Draya for this role,” the actor told HipHollywood. “I actually kind of wrote it loosely based around her. I felt like she was just perfect for the role. She is sexy, she is charismatic, she is fun and funny.”

He added, “Nobody knows that. Draya is really funny.”

In the film, Marques plays a bachelor helping run his grandfather’s toilet paper company. But when his grandfather gets sick, he asks Houtson of one thing otherwise he won’t inherit the company. “The stipulation that his grandfather puts on him, he tells him right before he is about to die, you have to fall in love and get married before I die otherwise you don’t get anything.”

So, the singer sets off to find the perfect woman. And for the former Sister Sister star, five things to look for when finding a wife: “She has to be funny, have a great personality, be a God fearing woman, motherly and beautiful on the inside.”

The film, also starring Keshia Knight Pulliam, is directed by music manager Chris Stokes who Marques says is a visionary. “Working with Chris outside of music is easy,” Houston said. “He’s able to see the finished produced before it’s even finished.”

He added, “Chris is all about family and because he has four kids, he approaches his work with all his actors and crew like a dad; and fathers always want what’s best for their kids. So u can trust that you’re going to get his best and that you’re going to look your best on screen.”

Will to Love is available on DVD now.


Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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