Jingle Jangle stars Phylicia Rashad and a number of different actors of color (Image: Netflix)
Keegan-Michael Key has praised Netflix for backing a Christmas movie starring predominantly actors of color.
He performs villain Gustafson within the musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, a couple of spirited and clever little lady (Madalen Mills) who helps her jaded inventor grandfather (Forest Whittaker) discover his Christmas spirit after one in every of his prized innovations is stolen.
Talking to Metro.co.uk and different press he referred to as the David E. Talbert directed movie ‘completely historic’.
‘Sitting exterior of the method of appearing I fairly often would get the feels as a result of I’m simply going, “Have a look at what we’re doing”. I believed it’s revolutionary.’
He loved being a part of a movie that wasn’t afraid to place Black actors in a Dickensian time interval, including that it was a nice change from the anticipated ‘city’ setting.
The star mentioned: ‘One thing that I beloved in regards to the movie is how we get this illustration visually. It’s the Kente material that’s sewn into the Victorian petticoats, it’s the ladies sporting hair items, however nonetheless sporting an extended robe, a Victorian robe, and that the fusion of these two cultures collectively was one thing I believed was superb.
Forest Whitaker performs inventor Jeronicus Jangle (Image: Netflix)
‘I actually wish to say kudos to Netflix for only for taking this opportunity and saying to David, “We’re going to allow you to make the film you wish to make with the faces that you simply wish to make it with”, and which means thousands and thousands of kids, and thousands and thousands of kids of color world wide are going to be uncovered to this.
Keegan-Michael added: ‘I hope that they flip to their dad and mom and go, “Can I be a toy maker? That one who appears to be like like me is a toy maker, that one who appears to be like like me has a household? Can I’ve a household like that?” In order that they begin to ask these questions. I feel it’s I feel it’s truly essential for the event of younger folks of color.’
Jingle Jangle arrives November 13 on Netflix.