If you can’t take the heat then stay out of the kitchen. Unless you’re willing to get your hands dirty, of course! Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss star as mob wives who are left with no choice but to step up to the plate after their husbands are sent to prison by the FBI.
Based on a DC Vertigo comic book series, “The Kitchen” takes place in New York City during the 70’s. A time where sex shops, crime, and violence were prevalent. We caught up with Myk Watford who plays “Little Jackie” in the film and he tells us what it was like bringing that time era into the film.
“Well if you’re gonna pull something like that off visually you’ve got to have an incredible artistic team around you. You’ve got to have amazing costumes you’ve got to have an amazing set. You’ve got to have incredible cinematography, an eye for the detail of it,” said Watford on the carpet. “If you don’t do it just right it can be a little bit over the top and I don’t think that anyone is gonna think that about this movie.”
Written and Directed by Andrea Berloff, the film showcases resilient women as they come together to continue the operations their husbands left behind. While, Mafia themed movies have been done time and time again, here roles are reversed and they run Hell’s Kitchen differently than their husbands ever did.
“I think the ladies looked fabulous,” said Pamela Dunlap who plays McCarthy’s mother in the film. “Absolutely spot on for the period but they looked fabulous.” Agreed. They might’ve looked fabulous but their actions may or may not leave you thinking otherwise.
We’ve seen Haddish, McCarthy, and Moss shine individually… But Together? Just wait and see for yourself what things are cooking up in “The Kitchen.”
The movie hits theaters August 9!