The beautiful Meagan Good will be releasing her upcoming film Video Girl this summer. Meagan who produced the film, will play a girl by the name of Laurie Walker, who has aspirations of being a Hollywood actress and dream of being in the limelight. After meeting a man who says he will help her be famous, she becomes one of the most highly paid and most sought after video vixens in the game. Read Meagan’s interview with Vibe below:
VIBE: Right now, I think people want to know where are you with your film career.
Meagan Good: I just produced a film that should be out by the end of the year calledVideo Girl. It’s very much like Gia––the HBO film Angelina Jolie did for HBO. It’s not the Karrine Steffans story. It’s about a very unassuming girl from a small town who used to be a professional dancer until she gets a knee injury. So she’s in a place where she’s trying to figure out what she wants to do professionally. She gets hooked into the video-modeling world, develops a drug habit and really gets caught up in the limelight.
Now I’ve heard about Video Girl for some years now. Is this your brainchild or was it brought to you?
This project was brought to me about seven years ago. We’ve had it everywhere––with Queen Latifah’s company, Benny Medina’s, a lot of different people. What I think the script needed was for me to sit down, go through it and figure out which story I wanted to tell. I really wanted to bring hip-hop culture into it but I didn’t want it to be limited to just one audience, so [I had] to mix up the cast and make sure it was multi-racial. I think we did a good job. For what I wanted to come across which is kind of a cautionary tale for young women, letting them know it’s ok to go out there and be successful and make your money but you’ve gotta understand it’s not about the glitz and glamour. It’s about not selling yourself short and being true to yourself.
Credit: Vibe magazine
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