By Devin Miller
The Icon theater on Roosevelt, in Chicago, shone bright with star power for the Barbershop 3: The Next Cut premiere. (The film opens April 15 nationwide!)
The third installment of the film series included most of the original cast/characters including Ice Cube, and Cedric the Entertainer; as well as some new faces including Nicki Minaj, Lamorne Morris (New Girl), and Chicago’s own rapper and actor Common.
The update to the film series included stylistic changes of the feminine persuasion (pun intended) with the addition of a beauty shop that made the ‘shop talk’ all the more interesting.
Without providing spoilers, moviegoers will enjoy the comedic dynamic to this film that maneuvers in and out of political issues, love and relationships, and the very real issues with gun violence that is impacting the inner city of Chicago.
The stars did not disappoint as they graciously and candidly spoke about the film and its responsibility to entice real conversation regarding sociopolitical issues.
I asked each actor how comedy can be used in discussing real issues within the film.
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