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First Look: Kerry Washington In “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples”

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Get ready for more Kerry Washington. This time she’s coming back to the big screen in Tyler Perry’s production of Tina Gordon Chism’s “We The Peeples”. The film, due out in May, stars Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, S. Epatha Merkerson, Melvin Van Peebles, Diahann Carroll, and Kali Hawk.

Our friends at Entertainment Weekly scored a first look and interview with Kerry. Check out what she says about her new role:

After a year and a half, it’s probably time for your parents to meet your boyfriend. But for the Type A Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington), she’d rather delay it just a little longer. In Tyler Perry Presents Peeples (out May 10) Grace tells her boyfriend Wade (Craig Robinson) not to accompany her on her trip home to Sag Harbor for Moby Dick Day – a Peeples family tradition.

“Grace hasn’t told her family a lot about [Wade] at all,” Washington told EW. “She loves Wade very, very much and fears that he won’t accept them and they won’t accept him, and it makes her want to avoid the immersion. If she can just hold it off longer, maybe she’ll figure out how to do it perfectly. Or maybe Wade will suddenly become more successful.”

Wade decides to crash anyway.

Director Tina Gordon Chism said, for Wade “it just reached that weird point in the relationship where [he’s] like, ‘I need to meet somebody [in the fam] or I can’t feel good about myself.’” Chism adds: “And his brother pumps him up, saying ,‘You should go! You’re an awesome guy! Kids love you!’ And so he thinks, ‘I’m going to crash, and my girlfriend will see that they’re going to love me because all people love me.’”

Washington said, “there’s some old Hollywood physical comedy in the film. [And lots of] different twists and turns with all of the different relationships.” We’re interested in anything that can make Olivia Pope smile like that.

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  1. […] Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson star in ‘Peeples,’ a new film presented by Tyler Perry. Don’t expect to see Madea in this one, though. The film was written and directed by Tina Gordon Chism (but produced by Perry) and also co-stars Tyler James Williams, Kali Hawk and David Alan Grier. The film opens May 10 and looks like a hilarious smash. […]

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