BY: KIMBERLY ALSUP
Earlier this year I had the fantastic opportunity to be on the set of the hilariously new film Almost Christmas premiering November 11. Just in time to kick off the holidays.
This was by the far one of the best sets that I had ever been on. It was such a relaxed family feel, from the cast and also from David E. Talbert and Will Packer. David E. Talbert invited pictures and selfies with himself as well as the cast, which is not a normality on a set with big stars such as these.
ABOUT ALMOST CHRISTMAS:
Almost Christmas is a new comedy from writer/director David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim) and producer Will Packer (Ride Along). Almost Christmas is a story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season, to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.
The all-star cast of Almost Christmas is led by Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover, John Michael Higgins, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, JB Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Nicole Ari Parker, Jessie T. Usher and DC Young Fly.
On Almost Christmas:
I think the country needs a good laugh. There are so many things dividing us right now, in the real world, that the timing is right for the escapist entertainment that makes you feel better about your own family. If this family can survive, then everyone has got a chance.
She’s really back in this film, in a way that audiences haven’t seen her in awhile, but I think that audiences really want to see her. I can’t wait for you to see her in it. She’s been doing some incredible dramatic turns, but we haven’t seen her in and out of comedy in a while.
Favorite Moment from the Film:
I’ve got a couple. I love the uproarious Christmas Dinner scene, where it’s a train wreck that you can’t take your eyes off of. I also really enjoy the scene where Danny Glover’s character, Walter is trying to duplicate the recipe for his wife’s sweet potato pie. They’re never had Christmas without that pie, and nobody knows what the recipe is. Mom is not there, so Walter takes it upon himself to get the pie right, if it kills him, and it damn near does. I love that scene.
MAKE SURE YOU MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE THEATRES, NOV. 11 TO SEE THIS HILARIOUS NEW HOLIDAY CLASSIC!