Kiki Layne Is ‘Plotting’ To Play X-Men's Storm

Actress KiKi Layne (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

The “If Beale Street Could Talk” actress is speaking her dream role into existence.
Paula Rogo Jan, 15, 2019

After her star turn in the award-winning If Beale Street Could Talk, actress Kiki Layne already has her eye on next prize.

In a recent interview, ESSENCE’s February cover star said she’d love to play X-Men’s Storm, a role once brought to life by Halle Berry when the comic book was turned into a blockbuster film series in 2000.

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“She was an image of myself, of a powerful chocolate Black woman, and I just think that’s an amazing image to have and I really want to play Storm,” Layne told Variety.

Alexandra Shipp took on the role as young Storm for 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as in the upcoming Dark Phoenix set to hit theaters this summer. Still, Layne isn’t giving up.

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“We are actively plotting, actively plotting,” she said of her managers and agents.

We can totally see it!