Despite traveling around the country promoting your new movie, there’s no place like home. Both KeKe Palmer and Cory Hardrict can both attest to the aforementioned as they returned to their old stomping grounds in their hometown of Chicago to debut the premiere of their new flick, Brotherly Love.
The highly anticipated film centered around hood fame, family, and love, produced by Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit, hits theaters April 24. Vixen caught up with co-stars KeKe Palmer and Cory Hardrict on the red carpet as they dished on returning home and what fans can expect from the movie.
VIBE Vixen: Welcome home, how does it feel to be back in Chicago?
KeKe Palmer: Very good! Very glad to present the movie here. It’s a movie that’s found a special place in my heart and to present it to my family and friends, it means a lot.
What can fans expect from the movie?
Keke Palmer: You can expect a very authentic, generational film. It’s definitely genuine to the times and genuine to the issues that all people who’s coming of age go through. Definitely a different background for everybody, the environment may not be one everyone can relate to, but themes are constant.
Cory Hardrict: The movie’s great because I’m in it. (laughs) No, but it’s a great movie like the old school Menace [to Society, 1993], Boyz N Da Hood, Cooley High, The Wood, mixed with some West Side Story for the younger generation. It’s definitely a film people would love. It’s for our community, for our people so everybody can watch it. It’s real, gritty and raw.