Author and director Reginald Hudlin on the almost casting of Will Smith, Hollywood’s resistance to black teen films, and more [Video]

House party celebrated the 30th anniversary of its theatrical release. That means House party, in which the popular rap duo Kid-N-Play appeared as high school friends who are planning a loud blowout when parents leave town, is officially an adult film. “data-reactid =” 26 “>” Thirty is the age of an adult ass, “said Reginald Hudlin on Monday, the day of his directorial debut and cult classic House party celebrated the 30th anniversary of its theatrical release. That means House party, in which the popular rap duo Kid-N-Play appeared as high school friends who are planning a loud blowout when parents leave town, is officially an adult film.

“At that time, the whole black film hadn’t exploded, it was everyone who made small films,” Hudlin told Yahoo Entertainment.

“I meet with different studios and they all reject me. One manager said, ‘Look. There are two things nobody wants to see: black films and teen films. You have a black teen film. Nobody wants to see that . ‘

New Line Bit, and they had the perfect hip-hop duo in mind to play the lead role: “Parents just don’t understand” Tandem DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, a.k.a. Will Smith. “And I thought, ‘I love her!'” Hudlin remembered. “So I went to see her manager at the time, who was Russell Simmons, to speak to him. Russell said, ‘Oh, we’re doing big business in Hollywood!'”

In other words, no thanks.

world, "said Hudlin." It was a great film with Kid-N-Play, it would be a great film with Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff. I would still like to work with Will someday. But that's exactly what happens. It should be the way we did it. "(In a fascinating twist on Hollywood role-changers, Christopher" Kid "Reid said that House Party 's success had brought them an offer for an NBC sitcom that they passed on; it eventually became The Prince of Bel-Air, with … Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff.) “data-reactid =” 33 “>” Years later, we’re all in Hollywood together, and I would see Will Smith, the nicest and biggest guy in the world. “Said Hudlin.” It was a great film with Kid-N-Play, it would have been a great film with Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff. I would still like to work with Will someday. But that’s exactly what happens. It should be the way we did it. “(In a fascinating twist on Hollywood role-changers, Christopher” Kid “Reid said that House Party ‘s success had brought them an offer for an NBC sitcom that they passed on; it eventually became The Prince of Bel-Airwith … Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff.)

Kid-N-Play in the ‘House Party’ (New Line Cinema)

music world to find people who had a fanbase," he said. The filmmaker had seen music videos from Kid-N-Play, best known for hits like "Rollin' with Kid 'n Play" and "Gittin' Funky," was drawn to their aesthetics: Kid's famous high-top fade, their flashy wears, and synchronized dance routines. "They were cool, two guys with two different looks," Hudlin said. This is gonna to be great, he thought." data-reactid="45">Hudlin was still interested in using hip-hop to find his leads. “You really had to go to the music world to find people who had a fan base,” he said. The filmmaker had seen kid-n-play music videos known for hits like “Rollin ‘with Kid’ n Play” and “Gittin ‘Funky” and was attracted to their aesthetics: Kid’s famous high-top fade , their striking costumes and synchronized dance routines. “They were cool, two guys with two different looks,” said Hudlin. It’s going to be great, he thought.

It also led to four sequels, although Hudlin was not directly involved in any of them.

Django Unchained and headed the Thurgood Marshall Biopic 2017 Marshall. “Every year I open a mailbox and there is a check! They say ‘Yes!'” “Data-reactid =” 48 “>” I’m getting a check, “laughed Hudlin, who has been nominated for an Oscar for the past few years Production received in 2012 Django Unchained and headed the Thurgood Marshall Biopic 2017 Marshall. “Every year I open a mailbox and there is a check! You say ‘yes!'”

This is an advantage that comes from writing and directing a very successful and influential film.

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