Marlon Wayans Says Movies Like “White Chicks” Are Needed And Explained Why Jokes Shouldn’t Get A Person Canceled
NOW: In The Curse of Bridge Hollow, Kelly Rowland is your leading lady. What was one of your favorite memories on set with her? And what’s one thing you learned about Kelly that might surprise people?
THEN: When it comes to social media, you never shy away from posting your kids, whether it’s in support of them or to embarrass them. How has fatherhood helped mold you into the man you are today?
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MW: It’s everything! I think it identifies you. I think the man you are to your children is important, because that’s the man that’s healing the kid that was hurt from the man from your childhood. You get to redo what your parents did and give that to your children. I gave my children all the love that I could possibly give and I’m looking forward to one day when they have kids, for them to do better than I did. I would say my most important job has been being a father.
NOW: Stranger Things star Priah Ferguson plays your daughter in the film. Did you two do anything off screen to build that on screen father-daughter relationship?
MW: We didn’t do stuff off set. I think in-between takes it was natural for us to have a chemistry, because when she came into work I was cracking jokes and I was asking her about school. I asked her who her friends are, and what to stay away from, and I gave her business advice, and answered any questions that she had for me. I also recommended some movies for her to watch, like White Chicks. We just built a great rapport and a really great relationship, so it was easy for us to have that dynamic on screen.