Basketball Wives LA star Draya Michele made her movie debut with the new romantic comedy, Will to Love, written and produced by Marques Houston. But Draya joining the team was hardly a mistake, she is exactly who Houston wanted wrangle in.
“I knew that I wanted Draya for this role,” the actor told HipHollywood. “I actually kind of wrote it loosely based around her. I felt like she was just perfect for the role. She is sexy, she is charismatic, she is fun and funny.”
He added, “Nobody knows that. Draya is really funny.”
In the film, Marques plays a bachelor helping run his grandfather’s toilet paper company. But when his grandfather gets sick, he asks Houtson of one thing otherwise he won’t inherit the company. “The stipulation that his grandfather puts on him, he tells him right before he is about to die, you have to fall in love and get married before I die otherwise you don’t get anything.”
So, the singer sets off to find the perfect woman. And for the former Sister Sister star, five things to look for when finding a wife: “She has to be funny, have a great personality, be a God fearing woman, motherly and beautiful on the inside.”
The film, also starring Keshia Knight Pulliam, is directed by music manager Chris Stokes who Marques says is a visionary. “Working with Chris outside of music is easy,” Houston said. “He’s able to see the finished produced before it’s even finished.”
He added, “Chris is all about family and because he has four kids, he approaches his work with all his actors and crew like a dad; and fathers always want what’s best for their kids. So u can trust that you’re going to get his best and that you’re going to look your best on screen.”
Will to Love is available on DVD now.