It looks like Kerry Washington gave her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, the acting bug.
The former NFL player, who usually makes headlines because of his famous wife or his athletic expertise, is now making a splash in the entertainment industry all thanks to his role in the independent film, Crown Heights.
The movie, which made it’s debut this week at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the true story of Trinidad native, Colin Warner, who was sentenced to 20 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted of a 1980 Brooklyn murder.
Asomugha stars in the flick as Carl King, the best friend of Warner (Atlanta‘s Lakeith Stanfield), who dedicated his entire life to make sure the world knew his friend was innocent.
The former Raiders player aged 20 years for the film, something that was difficult to accomplish given the film’s low budget. “Those were everything,” Asomugha told E! News.. “Everybody keeps talking about the glasses, and it was important. And I think that’s the way. It’s such a small film, low-budget film, and you have to age 20 years and you don’t always have the resources to do that, so the glasses for my character were important in showing the age and the time difference.”
Kerry has been by her husband’s side during the promotion of the film but apparently opted out of doing any interviews. She did, however, hit the red carpet for the premiere. The Scandal star arrived bundled up in a black jacket with her hair pulled back into a ponytail.
Critics, by the way, are raving about the athlete turned movie star.
Oprah Loved Being A Braided Blonde Bombshell In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’
Oprah Winfrey is a blonde bombshell in Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” and she loved every minute of it. HipHollywood sat down with the media mogul along with Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling to talk about playing the Mrs. and their elaborate hair, make-up and costumes.
“Girl we had hair for days,” gushed Winfrey. “My favorite was the ponytail, the braid.”
Celebrity hair guru Kim Kimble, who frequently works with Beyonce, headed up the film’s hair department. For the film she turned Lady O into a blonde, Reese into a red head and gave Kaling fab braided locks. “They were like [hair] sculptures,” said Kaling who plays Mrs. Who.
So how long did it take to get these ladies out of this world ready? “Hours,” joked Winfrey and Reese in unison.
To be exact, the ladies were in hair and make-up 3-5 hours daily as lead hairstylist Kim Kimble and make-up artists LaLette Littlejohn and Derrick Rutledge got them camera ready. “I think Kim and the team worked for days before, sculpting and making it right,” added Winfrey who plays Mrs. Which.
Derrick Rutledge, Winfrey’s personal makeup artist who also worked on the film, designed rhinestone eyebrows for each Mrs. Which ensemble. Meanwhile costume designer Paco Delgado drew from volcano explosions and depictions of galaxies to create costumes that made Winfrey shimmer and appear larger than life.
In the Disney big screen adaption, the three celestial beings – Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit lead 13-year-old Meg (Storm Reid) and others on a journey to rescue the girl’s scientist father (Chris Pine) from evil otherworldly forces.
It’s better seen than simply described, so be sure to check out A Wrinkle In Time in theaters now!
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