Actor London Brown talks about the newest chapter of the cult classic film, “Tales from the Hood 3” that is executive produced by Academy Award-Winning director, Spike Lee.
You might have heard or seen the classic film, Tales from the Hood when the original film aired in 1995 or when the sequel aired in 1998. This anthology film includes four terrifying tales that, not-so surprisingly, highlight current themes that our country is living and experiencing; some of the highlighted themes include gentrification and racism. But, because it is being released around the Halloween season, it doesn’t hold back from including some horrifying twists that will scare audiences this month. In this next horror installment, Spike Lee teams up with writers, directors, and producers Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott; it also features Tony Todd and Lynn Whitfield aside from newcomers, London Brown.
In my interview with London Brown, we didn’t skip a beat with any of the topics pertaining to the new anthology film. I was curious to know what attracted him to the role once he received the script and if the themes in any way attracted him to his new role. Many know of London Brown from his breakout role in Ballers that starred the Rock on HBO, and it was due to his work on Ballers that made the writers and producers include him in Tales from the Hood 3. But, London Brown isn’t only an actor. He’s also a photographer and comedian that is known for his impersonations of some of the biggest Hollywood celebrities. My personal favorite is of his impersonation of Chris Tucker-who stars in the Rush Hour trilogy- and who’s also his close friend. Due to Covid-19 and the ongoing pandemic, his comedy shows and infamous impersonations have taken another turn and have turned to digital shows without the in-person reactions from audiences.
Another key takeaway from our Zoom interview was the issue of diversity in the workplace- especially in Hollywood, both in front and behind the camera. It didn’t come as a surprise to know that London Brown is all for diversity on set! He first and foremost thinks of himself (acing that audition to land the role!) to then (hopefully) see Black and Brown faces on set while filming.
To catch my interview with London Brown, don’t forget to catch our Zoom interview above.
SYFY’s Tales from the Hood 3 will hit DVD and Digital on October 6th and coming to SYFY October 2020.