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During the mid-season finale episode of The Terrell Show, actress and singer Keke Palmer opened up about what her favorite movie role is to date, highlighting her character in the critically acclaimed film 'Pimp.'
Keke Palmer, a renowned multifaceted talent known for her roles in movies such as "Akeelah and the Bee" and TV shows like "Scream Queens," discussed her portrayal of the character named Wednesday in the film 'Pimp." Palmer expressed her admiration for the role, explaining to Terrell that she was "happy to play that kind of character".
"One of them will be Wednesday in this movie I did call “Pimp. First of all, I hadn’t seen a character like that since Queen Latifah's role as Cleo in "Set It Off", and then I loved it because this character was the main character."
Palmer continued, "Usually this kind of character is like, she’s the cousin or she's the friend or she the homie that you kick it with from time to time… very rarely does that kind of character get her own movie and we get to dive into her storyline."
'Pimp,' directed by Christine Crokos and executive produced by Lee Daniels, is a drama that delves into the underground world of prostitution and survival. Keke Palmer's character, Wednesday, is a young woman who identifies as a black lesbian stud, showcasing an often underrepresented intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community.
By taking on this role, she not only challenged stereotypes but also gave a voice to those who may not typically see themselves reflected on the silver screen.
"People who always have representation don't realize the importance of representation," Terrell Grice said.
He continued, "It really means something to us when we can see things on TV... because coming from a place like South Carolina I never would have ever dreamed that I would be here doing what I'm doing today if it had not been for [like] Arsenio Hall and Don Cornelius."
Palmer agreed sharing, "...Raven Simone, Kyla Pratt...Brandy...if it wasn't for
me seeing them growing up on television, I mean you just you just don't imagine it."
The Terrell Grice-hosted YouTube series has gained a reputation for its compelling interviews, and Palmer's candid discussion on her favorite movie role only adds to its success.
Terrell Grice, a charismatic and insightful host, has consistently invited influential guests and artists to play games and tackle topics that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.
As Keke Palmer continues to make waves in the entertainment industry, her portrayal of Wednesday in 'Pimp' will undoubtedly be remembered as a pivotal moment in her career. Through her dedication to authentic representation, Palmer has proven her commitment to highlighting the stories and experiences of marginalized communities, leaving a lasting impact on the industry as a whole.