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Paula Patton - Movie
By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
By Rych McCain, www.twitter.com/rychmccain and Facebook
Fly’s High In Baggage Claim!
Photos Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures
|Paula Patton as Montana Moore|
2013 is proving to be a banner year for actress Paula Patton. Her last movie “2 Guns” opposite superstar actor Denzel Washington debuted #1 at the box office for its opening weekend and has since grossed 74.5 million to date.
Patton’s latest project “Baggage Claim” is looking to pick up where “2Guns” left off. The movie is highly anticipated and is loaded with the who’s who of Black superstar male hunks including Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Boris Kodjoe, Affion Crockett, and Djimon Hounsou among others. Another factor of success that looms with this movie is that it was co-produced, written and directed by David E. Talbert who has a string of financially successful hit gospel stage plays and films. It is hard to mention Talbert and his lovely and talented wife Lyn without including the word “hit” with any of their projects.The central plot of Baggage Claim is that airline flight attendant Montana Moore’s (Patton) little sister Sheree (Lauren London) is getting married and she does not want the embarrassment of being the older sister and single at her wedding.
|L-R Jill Scott (Gail), Adam Brody (Sam) best friends w/Montana|
|Jenifer Lewis as mom Catherine|
Jenifer Lewis who is a versatile actress plays Catherine, Patton’s mom and they have such great chemistry. What was Patton’s take on their on screen camaraderie? She lights up, “Jennifer is an amazing actress and so full of life and spirit and passion and every time she comes to the set she makes everybody laugh. But more important she is
so venerable. She gives everything of her self. That’s a good feeling when you’re working with such a great actress.”
Patton also heaps praises on the man who
finally wins her heart in the film William (Derek Luke). Her eyes sparkle when
she says, “Derek is an amazing actor and I think it’s hard to see a man truly
fall in love in a movie. He really loves his wife and has such respect for her
(in real life). It just emanates from the warmth and you just believe that this
man wants to give himself over to a woman. We immediately clicked and I just
knew right away but it was also the sweetness, the innocence and the kindness
in his heart.”
|William (Derek Luke)|
|Montana (Patton) and Graham (Boris Kodjoe)|
Leroya Sanford – Baggage Claim
Paula Patton is one of my favorite actresses. Not just because she’s married to the man that Miley Cyrus Twerked with, Robin Thicke, (who looked like Beetle Juice on stage.), but because after she did many successful documentary segments, she never gave up on her dream of being an actress. Patton took acting lessons and began landing roles with stars such as Denzel Washington and Will Smith in movies like “2Guns,” “Hitch,” and others such as “Idlewild,” and “Mission Impossible.” I look forward to seeing “Baggage Claim” because it looks funny and reminds me of many of my aunties… “desperately looking for the right man”, but striking out every time. So to all my single up in age ladies, you may want to bring a notepad and take notes. It may have some good advice.
To see Leroya's performance at the Beverly Hills Country Club click on www.youtube.com/watch?v=abb1bBcaDvg or go to youtube and type in "Leroya Poetry & Comedy at the Beverly Hills Country Club."
To see her on ABC-TV's "The View"click on
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