Just days before the opening of one of this yearâ€™s most anticipated films, JUMPING THE BROOM cast members Laz Alonso, Tasha Smith, Mike Epps and Pooch Hall hosted an intimate press dinner at New Yorkâ€™s PRANNA Restaurant.
As guests noshed on lettuce wraps and hanger steak, the talented actors addressed everything from typecasting â€“ (â€œThe characters I play may be strong women, but they arenâ€™t the same,â€ said Smith) â€“ to the brilliance of director Salim Akil. â€œIn the next five years, Salim will be one of the top directors in Hollywood,â€ praised Alonso. â€œNot just a top black director, but one of the best in the businessâ€¦period!â€
â€œThis is a movie about choices. You choose how your life should go,â€
said Hall, who revealed that heâ€™s married and had already â€˜jumped the broom.â€™ â€œ
Itâ€™s a film everyone can relate to.â€
JUMPING THE BROOM is in theaters this Friday, May 6.
Photos By: Stephen Knight