Exclusive Video Interviews – THE PERFECT HOLIDAY

     December 11, 2007

With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time for the family films to enter the multiplex. So opening tomorrow is another in the long line of family friendly movies and it’s called “The Perfect Holiday.”

The film stars Gabrielle Union as a divorced mother of three who is so busy raising her children that she’s forgotten to take care of herself as well. With Christmas fast approaching, she decides to take her kids to the mall to meet Santa Claus, not knowing that her youngest daughter Emily (Khail Bryant) has sensed her mother’s sadness and is determined to use her time with Santa to make her mom happy again. Just a few days prior, Emily heard her mom say that all she wanted for Christmas was a compliment from a man, so that’s exactly what she tells Santa. Ironically, Santa, as it turns out, is office supply salesman and struggling songwriter Benjamin (Morris Chestnut), who ends up giving Nancy just what she wants for Christmas, and much, much more. The film also stars Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Charlie Murphy, Katt Williams and Rachel True.

So to help promote the film, I recently got to sit down and interview most of the cast. As usual, I posted what we talked about above each interview. And if you missed the movie clips I posted the other day, you can watch them here. Again, “The Perfect Holiday” opens tomorrow.

Charlie Murphy and Katt Williams

(sorry about the camera workat the beginning…not my fault)

  • Did they have fun while making the movie, because it looked like they were having it while filming?
  • Did they improv on the movie?
  • How important was it for the two of them to be in a family film?
  • I ask what they’re looking forward to with their future projects.

Queen Latifah

  • How important was it to produce a family movie?
  • What was it like filming a Christmas movie in July?
  • How involved is she as a producer?
  • I ask about Mad Money – her next acting project
  • I ask about how she divides up her day as she does movie, music and produces.

Gabrielle Union and Morris Chestnut

  • What was the experience like making the film?
  • What it challenging making a Christmas film in the summer?
  • Starbucks talk
  • They each work a lot. What leads them to each project?
  • Gabrielle talks about her character in Richard Kelly’s The Box.

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