Lauren London mentioned that whereas she was initially “apprehensive” about signing on to star in Netflix’s You Individuals, she ended up feeling “very protected and brought care of on [the] set.”
The ATL actress stars reverse Jonah Hill in Kenya Barris’ comedy that follows an interracial couple and their households as they navigate trendy love and household dynamics centered round race, societal expectations and generational variations.
In an interview with Leisure Tonight printed on-line Monday, London mentioned, “Earlier than doing the film, I used to be simply apprehensive [if] this a narrative I wish to contribute to. I simply needed to ensure that is a narrative that I needed to contribute to.”
“I [also] requested them, ‘OK, properly, why her and him?’ As a result of she was written like hella fashionable and he was like this… very low-key [guy],” the actress continued. “So, to me, it needed to be about their soul connection and never what we noticed appearance-wise or [why] we’d assume these two individuals would date. It was about them assembly, connecting and having a soul connection.”
Barris advised ET that manufacturing “begged” London to hitch the solid as a result of “she was so necessary” to the film.
“I felt very secure as a result of Kenya is a pal of mine,” London added. “I felt very protected and brought care of on this set. I believe if you really feel secure in any surroundings, you’re allowed to simply flourish and blossom in that manner. And for me, I used to be like an observer – I simply took in all this expertise and all these masters at their craft, and I used to be extraordinarily humbled and grateful to be there and take part.”
Barris beforehand defined to Latest Hollywood News how he and Hill, who additionally produced and co-wrote the movie, first got here collectively as collaborators: “We have been each from L.A. and we have been like, ‘There’s by no means been a love letter to L.A. from our era.’ We needed to write down a love letter to L.A., a love letter to the tradition. And I believe that’s hopefully what comes throughout to the viewers.”
You Individuals, which additionally stars Eddie Murphy, Nia Lengthy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny, might be launched on Netflix on Jan. 27.