There’s a new psychological thriller hitting theaters this weekend and this time it’s all about a marriage gone bad. In Til Death Do Us Part, directed by Chris Stokes, Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane, Imposters) plays a pyscho husband on the hunt for his runaway wife, played by Annie Ilonzeh (All Eyez On Me).
But while the premise sounds familiar, Bishop told us its not like anything you’ve seen before.
“This one goes pretty deep into domestic abuse, both psychologically and physically,” explained Bishop. “I think there have been times when people have touched on it and go right up to the edge and let you imagine what goes on, but here we cross the line.”
And audiences will see Bishop cross the line from hunky hearthrob to evil psychopath. “I didn’t enjoy playing this role,” said Bishop. “But the solace I took was that I was going to be able to extend myself as an actor and show people something they had never seen from me.”
But while Bishop plays the bad guy, Taye Diggs plays the knight in shining armor. “Taye kind of comes on in a charming way, and brings her a sense of peace,” explains Ilonzeh. “They have a pretty cute relationship, a very soft, sweet relationship.”
Diggs and Bishop, on the other hand, don’t have the greatest relationship (on screen) but you’ll have to wait and see how all that turns out when Til Death Do Us Part hits theaters Sept. 29.
Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice
Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.
On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.
It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.
So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.
“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”
Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”
And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.
For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”
Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.
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