Vanessa Simmons stars in the new movie Dysfunctional Friends which hit theaters in February, and it features way too many celebrities to count!
Our girl Vanessa plays Hanna, and along with Keith Robinson, Meagan Good, Stacey Dash, Tatyana Ali, Essence Atkins, and Reagan Gomez - they make this one movie to remember. Get your popcorn ready for this.
Vanessa is also starring alongside George Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler, and NFL superstar Terrell Owens makes his big screen debut.
The film follows 10 college friends who haven't spoken to each other in 7 years, but reunite for the death of one of their close friends, played by Keith Robinson.
We caught up with Vanessa Simmons for an exclusive interview. Check it out below.
Global Grind: What was it like to work with such a high powered cast?
Vanessa Simmons: Working with the Cast of Dysfunctional Friends was an experience like no other to me because most of the people I got an opportunity to act with were people I grew up admiring on TV and in Movies, It was def. A great experience and it most def challenged me a bit being around those who have been doing this for a really long time. I learned A LOT :)
Which scene was the most fun filming?
The funnest scene to film was the Dinner scene at the end. On one take I got so into filming and doing what my character was doing I actually fell and T.O. Had to actually jump up and catch me. When I got in the car after filming that night I laughed the whole way home.
Which scene was the most difficult?
Kissing scenes r always kinda awkward to me and even though they only use a tiny clip , I had to actually kiss my costar (Wesley Johnathan) quite a few times for the one take. But as I grow as an actress I invite the challenge to get over that! ;)
If one of your friends left you money in their will on the condition that you be nice to their all their fiends do to think you could cut it?
O Yeah I'd cut it!, there might be some Drama along the way But I could cut it. I'm def am usually the peacemaker of the crew anyway.
How much of yourself did you see in Hanna?
Hannah was the wannabe mistress of Brett, She was a bit of an airhead, with an Ivy League education. So let's see I've never been anyone's mistress, Educated but not Ivy League but Def have some airhead moments..Lol. She was so fun to portray.
This movie also stars George Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler what do you think of her rise from wrestler, to actress and super girlfriend.
Stacey was Really cool ! I got to know her a bit while shooting, I was completely fascinated by the fact that she was a ex wrestler, she had some pretty cool stories about that! Its so cool seeing her out there slaying the Red Carpet alongside her Boo :) Mr. George Clooney that is..
Who was the biggest jokester on set?
Reagan Gomez!! Her Character was Hilarious!!!!! But Overall between takes everyone was really funny, it was really a fun environment to be in.
Was there one piece of Hanna's wardrobe you wanted to make your own?
One piece of Hanna's was actually mine! Ill never wear it again casually, it will forever be the "Hanna Jacket" It now holds value for me :-) . I liked Hannah's Lil Dork Chic Vibe :-)