If you're planning to do anything for Valentine's Day you should at least make plans to check out "About Last Night," which opens in theatres this Friday (Feb. 14th).
"About Last Night" is somewhat of a remake of the 1986 film, which starred Rob Lowe and Demi Moore and was a film version of the 1974 off-Broadway play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago." This particular adaptation stars Kevin Hart and Michael Ealy...and yes, it's a great film.
Ealy was in Memphis this past weekend promoting the film at a second sneak screening at the Malco Paradiso. The Red Carpet premiere was set to take place last week before the weather in Atlanta caused all of the flights to be cancelled and his appearance to be postponed.
A real down to earth guy, Ealy took time to speak with the various media outlets that were on the red carpet covering the event. I asked him about working with such a great cast of actors, namely Kevin Hart, who has had a spectacular past few months, Regina Hall and Joy Bryant. The chemistry between the cast members was really good. There were scenes where you could tell they were just being themselves with acting merely a byproduct.
Here's the wonderful part, not once did it cross my mind that I was watching a "black" film. You know what I mean, right? Of course you do.
Although a remake of a film that featured an all-white cast, it didn't make you feel that you were watching a "black" version of a "white" film. This version just so happens to feature actors who just happen to be "black." It's a great movie about four individuals dealing with their relationships and, ultimately, it's a film that almost anyone would enjoy.
Ealy pointed out that "About Last Night" film is not only a film for women but for guys as well. His character, Danny, is a man that he himself could relate to," said Ealy, adding that he used to be Danny just as a lot of guys have been and still are in some cases. The film will give some guys a chance to re-evaluate themselves. One-night stands can really be interesting...so I've heard. (lol)
So what's coming up in the near future for Ealy?
Steve Harvey's "Think Like a Man 2," of course. According to Ealy, the movie should be released in June. And, yes, he would be more than happy to return to Memphis to promote that film as well. Judging by the screaming and hollering from the audience, I think he would be more than welcome.
"About Last Night" opens this weekend in theatres and you can catch Michael Ealy each Monday night on the hit TV show "Almost Human" on the Fox network.