Vixen Chat: Angell Conwell Talks J-Hud Comparisons, ‘Soul Plane’ and Being a Brown Girl on Daytime Soaps


You may recognize her as the sultry sexy flight attendant in Soul Plane or the ride or die chick by Sweetpea’s side  in Baby Boy. If you’re a soap opera junkie, you know her as attorney Leslie Michaelson on Young and the Restless. Beyond her roles, she’s simply Angell Conwell. Hailing from South Carolina, Conwell (who bears a striking resemblance to Jennifer Hudson) has worked alongside a bevy of former up and comers (Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson), but now it’s her time to shine. Vixen caught up the Hollywood vet to talk beauty secrets, working with Kevin Hart and what’s up next.—Kandice Lawson


On working with Kevin Hart:

“I feel like Kevin is exactly who he was then as he is now: just a nutbasket. I just look at him like, ‘Why are you so silly for no reason?’ And he was obviously a ball of fun and he has so much energy. He’s just a good, warm hearted all around guy. What you see is what you get. He says what’s on his mind and whenever he says something, there’s always a tone of comedy to it.”

On Soul Plane:

“It was him [Kevin Hart], Method Man, and everybody; it was a lot of laughs on that set. I don’t care what people say because you know some people have their opinions about the big purple plane and everything, but we definitely had a ball filming that movie. That was one of the best times I’ve ever had on a set.”