Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry Talk The Virtues And Action In 'John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum'

John Wick is anti-hero you have empathy for. There’s more to him than being a hitman. If you’ve followed the series, you’ll know he lost his wife to cancer and religiously carries his dog in tow (albeit sometimes having to give him up). Yet while the viewer can sympathize with Keanu Reeves’ character, there’s a dangerous multi-faceted layer that also gets him into mischief.

“There is a part of John Wick that doesn’t care about the consequences in a way because he’ll deal with it when he deals with it,” Keanu said on a rainy Friday afternoon inside New York's Four Seasons. “But there is something about this feeling or why he’s doing it—whether it’s for revenge or fighting for his life. It’s personal. John Wick kind of gets John in trouble. I guess we all kind of have sides of ourselves that get us in trouble.”

Reeves sat with VIBE inside the downtown hotel to examine the beloved gunman and the mayhem he causes for the forthcoming John Wick: Chapter 3--Parabellum. (out Friday, May 17)

Amid the trouble, this time around director and former stunt man Chad Stahelski added The Adjudicator (Asia Kate Dillon) to hold Wick accountable for killing a member of the high table at the Continental Hotel. With a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must trek from New York to the desert in the Middle East and North Africa. In the thriller, Dillon speaks in direct monotone sentences with urgency to correct those responsible for any wrongdoing.

Off camera, Dillon, who identifies as non-binary and uses the pronouns they/them, believes in social justice issues affecting black queer people.

“I am a very vocal activist for black lives matter, black trans lives matter, and also for representation and visibility of non-binary and trans identities both on screen but in the media in general,” Dillon says.

Starring alongside Keanu is Sophia, played by Halle Berry, who offers John help in the midst of grappling with her own demons that come from losing her daughter. Underneath it all, she’s an emotionally troubled woman who has to “kill something she loves” in order to survive. Halle jokes that she’s had to kill a couple of her tumultuous romantic relationships in the past in efforts to keep going.

VIBE sat with the cast to discuss the intricacies of plot, character, and action found in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Watch the interviews below.

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'The Chi's' Tiffany Boone Shamed Over Jason Mitchell Harassment Allegations

The Chi actress, Tiffany Boone, is being publicly shamed on social media after she accused her co-star, Jason Mitchell, of sexual harassment.

The offensive comments rang out in the comments section of her photo posts on Instagram. While we'd rather not highlight negative remarks shaming an alleged victim of sexual misconduct, it's safe to say that the comments are pretty tasteless.

Despite the negative feedback, Boone has also been swarmed by fans who are defending her. "The simple fact some people are attacking her is f**king ludicrous to me, one Instagram user wrote. "Some of y’all are asking, why did she get Jason Mitchell fired? Really? He got his own a** fired! If he would’ve conducted himself like he was supposed to, his a** would still be on the show!"

As previously reported, Boone, who plays Jerrika on the Lena Waithe-produced drama, accused Mitchell of making sexual advances toward her on set. Boone allegedly felt so "unsafe" that she asked her fiancé, actor Marque Richardson, to be on set with her when Mitchell was around, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Boone was not the only one to complain about the star. Multiple women have come forward to speak up about similar interactions with the actor. As a result of the recent reports, Mitchell has been dropped from The Chi along with his talent agent UTA, his management team and an upcoming role in Netflix’s movie Desperados.

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The Notorious B.I.G. To Be Honored With "Christopher Wallace Way" In Brooklyn

Tuesday (May 21) marks what would’ve been the late Notorious B.I.G.’s 47th birthday, and in efforts to commemorate the legendary rapper, The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation revealed that the intersection where Biggie called home will be named after him, Billboard reports.

The naming will take place on June 10 at a ceremony being held for the “Juicy” rapper. Wallace’s family is expected to attend the gathering, which will be held at the intersections of Gates Avenue and St. James Place. The crossroad will reportedly be named Christopher Wallace Way in the forthcoming month.

The news arrives days after Wu-Tang Clan's Staten Island street-naming ceremony. "I'm happy that NYC officials are finally giving the city's indigenous 'hip-hop' music the respect and recognition that it deserves," culture advocate LeRoy McCarthy told Gothamist in 2018. "It took a long time and lots of hard work to advance the Christopher Wallace Way & Wu-Tang Clan District street co-naming, but ya know what, Hip Hop Don't Stop."

Biggie's upcoming ceremony will be open to the public and will start around 12 p.m. ET. His mother, Voletta Wallace, his children, and close friends will be present in his honor.

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Nessa Confronts Janelle Evans Over Kaepernick Slander At 'Teen Mom 2' Reunion

If one thing is for sure, don't talk about Nessa Diab's family. The media personality and activist used her platform for good when she schooled Teen Mom 2 star Janelle Evans about hateful comments she made towards Diab's partner, Colin Kaepernick. 

The incident, which was intended to be a healthy conversation between the two aired Monday (May 20) during the Teen Mom 2 reunion. Throughout the season, Evans was reportedly upset about Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood speaking about her husband David Eason on social media. Surprisingly, Evans orchestrated the same behavior when she made a Facebook post about Kaepernick and his partnership with Nike. Evans reportedly slammed Nike for working with Kaepernick and allegedly burned Nike gear in protest of their decision.

While Nessa didn't break down everything Evans said, she shared the post on the screen behind them.“When I saw those comments, I did not attack you online, nor did I disrespect you over the years,” Nessa said. “My man uses his platform to peacefully protest police brutality against black people...that is the issue...I would’ve appreciated it if you contacted me.”

Nessa brought up the incident in an effort to show Evans how hypocritical she was being towards Portwood.

Evans denied doing the post and later accused MTV of using her. “I honestly have no idea who your boyfriend is...I would like to see [the comments] because what if it was an ad...was it an ad?” Jenelle asked. “I’m highly confused right now. I don’t know anything about your husband, and I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about. I swear to god, I’m done with this bulls**t. This is exactly why I didn’t want to f***ing come here,” she said. “This is about my storyline, and you want to bring up your issues? Okay. You got your show.”

As Evans stormed off stage, Nessa remained calm and detailed her working relationship with the mother of three.

“I’ve known Jenelle over the years, and I’ve always been fair and just to her," she said. "It wouldn’t have been authentic to who I am to be on this stage with someone who disrespected my family on social media.”

Shortly after the reunion aired, Evans continued to deny the allegations while her husband went on to attack Nessa and mock the death of slain rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle.

If the reunion wasn’t about David Jenelle then why is he already going off and attacking Nessa? The amount this chick lies is seriously beyond incredible 🤣.

— Greenwalls4life (@Codybfan87) April 8, 2019

Fans of both women have defended their actions but Nessa has remained mum on what happened. Part 2 of the Teen Mom 2 finale will air next Monday on MTV. Watch the exchange up top.

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