Bossip Exclusive: Lance Gross Talks Becoming A Filmmaker, Kim Kardashian, And Negativity In Tyler Perry’s Movies

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Lance gives BOSSIP an eye full and talks that talk at the NYC Heineken Filmmaker Party

Lance Gross Talks To Bossip About Kim K, Tyler Perry And More

Resident chocolate eye candy Lance Gross was seen on the scene in NYC over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Institute’s Heineken Filmmaker Party honoring a host of African-American and Latino filmmakers nominated for the inaugural “Heineken Affinity” award.

BOSSIP was in the building to applaud the Affinity award nominees and recipient Ava Duvernay before chatting it up with Lance  about Kim K, Tyler Perry getting backlash for negativity in his movies, what’s next for him, and more.

Check out our interview below:

What can you tell us about tonight’s event and why it was important for you to be a part of this?
“I mean, I’m here to support. I think it’ s great what Affinity is doing for African-American filmmakers. I support anybody who supports us. I just recently produced my first film so, you know it means a lot when you have people behind you and $20,000… that’s a lot for somebody who’s trying to get their film off the ground so, I support that.”

You mentioned that you already have one movie under your belt as a producer. What else are you working on right now?
“I’m actually just looking through scripts right now. My first project that I produced was “The Last Fall” and it was successful so, I just want to get the right project. I don’t want to just do anything.”

Lance also gave his two cents on people hating for no reason, Tyler Perry’s controversial movie formula for success, Kimmy Cakes, and when we can expect to see him on the big screen again.

Hit the flip to hear what he had to say….

Speaking of  successful African-American filmmakers, you’ve worked closely with Tyler Perry. What is your take on some of the backlash that he gets for some of his films?
“First of all I think anybody who’s doing something right is gonna get criticized and everybody has an opinion; everybody is gonna pick out something that you’re doing wrong. But, I feel like Tyler tells all stories. For every negative portrayal in his movies, he has a positive. So you have to look at the bigger picture. I think Tyler is doing good in our community because he’s telling stories that people are afraid to tell.”

How was it working with Kim Kardashian as an actress in the film?
“It was crazy because none of our scenes were together so, we really didn’t spend anytime [together] on set. It was all after at the premiere and I saw her for the first time. I think she did well in her role.”

When can we expect to see you on the big screen again?
“Well, you know…..the big screen? So, you’re talking movies (laughs)? I mean, I’m auditioning now so, I’m looking forward to my next role.”

You can peep a few more pics from the event, including shots of male model Tyson Beckford who was also spotted sippin’ and politicin’ during the after party, below. And you already know we’re gonna ask, ladies, which one would you hit?

Photo Credit: Team Epiphany


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