HipHollywood’s weekend segment on Entertainment Tonight has officially begun!
ICYMI, HH head honcho Kevin Frazier caught up with Kevin Hart at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas where he was principal for the day, while HipHollywood also caught up with all the stars at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Hart is promoting his new flick Night School opposite Tiffany Haddish and played “Black Facts” in between implementing some crazy policies for the students.
“I’m not a morning person so school now starts at 12 p.m.” he said to the students before they burst into a round of applause.”
Hart also praised his co-star Tiffany Haddish on recently winning an Emmy Award. “I’m so happy because this woman deserves it because I know where she came from,” he said. “I’m lucky to have her in this movie.”
And speaking of films, HipHollywood spent six days covering the Toronto International Film Festival and seeing a host of films like Widows starring Viola Davis, which is already garnering Oscar buzz.
“My takeaway is women empowering themselves,” she told us at the film’s world premiere.
In the Steve McQueen-directed flick, Davis stars alongside Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and Elizabeth Debicki, and told us it was the most physical she’s ever gotten for a film.
“Yes, running up those stairs and running with these young ones. I thought I was in shape; I fell on a bag and scraped up my knees,” she laughed.
Another film getting a lot of buzz during TIFF was The Hate You U Give starring Amandla Stenberg as a young girl dealing with the harsh realities of police brutality in her town. 2018 is also shaping up to be a big year for Stenberg, who also had the film Where Hands Touch making its world premiere at TIFF and it’s got Oscar nomination written all over it.
Meanwhile, Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry was also having a great TIFF with not one but three films debuting at the festival, and he told us he’s having “a hashtag dope year!”
Besides Widows and White Boy Rick in theaters now, Tyree Henry can also be seen in If Beale Street Could Talk, the follow-up film from Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins. But if there’s one performance in the film that is sure to give you chills, it’s from veteran actress Regina King.