The new mom attended the premiere of her movie, ‘Boxing Day” at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema on November 30, 2021. Leigh-Anne’s Little Mix co-members Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall, as well as her fiancé Andre Gray, attended the event to show their support for her.
“I am truly honored to have been able to be [a part] of this film but also truly proud, to witness the arrival of a film that celebrates black culture, black talent, and black love,” she posted on Instagram.
‘Black culture, talent, and love’
In an interview on Good Morning Britain, Leigh-Anne said that being part of the movie was “like walking into a whole new world.”
“I just remember when the opportunity came and the audition, I just couldn’t refuse it, like I had to do it,” she said. “A few auditions later and I’m starring in my first movie—it’s just incredible. And [with] an all-Black cast as well, the first of its kind. I’m just so proud to be a part of it.”
Written and directed by Aml Ameen, the romantic-comedy movie “Boxing Day” stars Aml, Leigh-Anne, and Aja Naomi King. It follows the story of Melvin (Ameen), a British author who returns to London from America in time for the holiday season. He also brings his American fiancée, Lisa (Aja), to meet his family back home. But when Lisa finds out about his past with a famous pop star named Georgia (Leigh-Anne), things get complicated between the engaged couple.
“[Aml] wrote this film not conforming to what society associates with black culture. We don’t always have to dominate films associated with crime and violence,” Leigh-Anne said.
“The spotlight really shines on us all so differently in this film and I can’t wait for you guys to witness it.”
Check out the trailer below:
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