The Netflix flick based on the 2011 memoir 'Two Kisses for Maddy' stars the comedian alongside Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard and Dewanda Wise.
During a recent episode of "The Read," the comedian and actor shared that it was Mama Tina who helped get his foot in the door at Roc Nation.
The pair stopped by ESSENCE's Yes, Girl! to talk about their new movie and how the horror genre has changed.
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And "Bird Box" star Sandra Bullock also shared what it's like for her to be raising amazing Black children: "How lucky am I?"
The likes of Tiffany Haddish, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yvonne Orji, Lil Rel Howery, and Amanda Seales were all on board for the epic event!
Howery stopped by ESSENCE's Yes, Girl and told editors Charli Penn and Cori Murray that you "can't just step to" a woman like Ava DuVernay.