Nia Lengthy Opens Up About Working With Eddie Murphy on ‘You Individuals’

Nia Lengthy stopped by The Each day Present, guest-hosted by Wanda Sykes, on Wednesday, to speak about her two present tasks You Individuals and Lacking.

The actress stars reverse Eddie Murphy in Netflix’s You Individuals, which follows a brand new couple and their drastically completely different households, “who discover themselves inspecting fashionable love and household dynamics amidst clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational variations,” in accordance with the streamer.

“He was fantastic,” Lengthy mentioned of working alongside Murphy. “And I used to be so excited to lastly be sufficiently old to play his spouse as a result of, for years, it was like, ‘Oh, no, you’re too younger.’ You understand? And now, the lads all the time get the youthful ladies, so right here we’re.”

She additionally opened up about her film, Lacking, which follows June (Storm Reid) as she searches for her mother (Lengthy), who disappeared whereas on trip in Colombia together with her new boyfriend.

“What’s nice in regards to the movie is all the things is shot by some type of technical gadget,” she defined. “It’s both an iPhone, a Ring cam, a secret telephone that’s like planted on set someplace, so each rule that I’ve discovered about movie and tv, I needed to throw out the window as a result of there have been no overs. There have been no cuts. It was simply shoot, and don’t ask questions ’trigger in case you ask questions, you’ll be extra confused. So I simply needed to belief the method.”

Lengthy lately made headlines for an interview with Buzzfeed wherein she mentioned phrases like “Black motion pictures” and “Blackfamous” “solely maintain us again.” Towards the top of the phase, Sykes requested the You Individuals actress, “You wanna clear that shit up?”

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“What I imply by that’s, if we proceed to apply this concept of separatism, we proceed to divide,” Lengthy defined. “And I’ll all the time and without end maintain my fist up as a result of I perceive the expertise, however I additionally imagine that the extra we perceive about each other, and the extra accepting we’re of each other, this factor referred to as artwork ought to be consultant of all of us.”



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