NEVER have I seen a celebrity bring their entire family on a red carpet. HBO Film’s Confirmation lead actor Wendell Pierce did just that! The event was part of the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) and was truly a family reunion as the star of this highly anticipated film greeted his Louisiana relatives. One of my gal pals is a close cousin and mentioned… “It’s ALL about family for Wendell“.
Funny Note: As Wendell introduced the film before the screening… he made this CLASSIC statement to the audience: “I’m sure you thought I was invited because of my good looks but it was actually because Kerry Washington wasn’t available”.
Lol… love it! Unfortunately… I wasn’t able to watch the screening because I was totally exhausted from shooting 10 events over the weekend. But I will definitely tune into HBO on Saturday April 16th!!
Check out his beautiful family:
Take a look at my mini video of Wendell’s thoughts of the ATLFF and it’s role in boosting the NEW Atlanta Hollywood:
Filmed in Atlanta, “Confirmation” takes a look behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings where Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment. The hearings brought the country to a standstill and became a pivotal moment in American culture forever changing how we perceive and experience workplace equality and gender politics. Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Eric Stonestreet, and Jennifer Hudson star. Written by Susannah Grant:
Watch the trailer:
Be sure to catch CONFIRMATION on HBO April 16th at 8PM!