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Spike Lee’s Chi-raq may be about a woman who hosts a sex strike to end gun violence in Chicago, but the films’ stars Nick Cannon and Teyonah Parris still engage in a couple steamy sex scenes.

HipHollywood sat down with Cannon, who plays a Chiraq, and Parris, who plays his girlfriend Lysistrata, and talked about their on-screen chemistry and how they really felt about stripping down for the cameras.

“When you have chemistry with someone you just go there,  you don’t worry about the cameras being there, you protect one another,” explained Cannon. “But at the same time, you deliver what you’re supposed to deliver and that’s raw emotion.”

“It was kind of great because you really just had to trust,” added Parris who was last seen on screen in Dear White People.  “Nick was so good, and made sure I was really comfortable and you need that.”

Parris, also revealed that Lee had them shoot their sex scenes on their very first day of filming, and there may, or may not, have been some liquor involved. Check it out in the video above.

Chi-raq is in theaters December 4th.




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Exclusive: So, Is The New “Friday” Movie Really Happening … Or Nah?!



There’s Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next … and now maybe Last Friday?

Fans have been begging Ice Cube to bring back his uber popular Friday franchise for years. And now that his look-a-like son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., is killing the thespian game, just like his pops, a reboot seems all the more possible, right?

Just last week, comedian DC Young Fly posted a pic on Instagram teasing his fans about the possibility of himself and Jackson, Jr. filling the roles of Smokey (originally played by Chris Tucker) and Craig.

And of course fans went crazy. But when we chatted with O’Shea during the press day for his new action film “Den of Thieves”, he was a bit more reserved about the idea.

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