New Orleans native Luke James has obviously been influenced by his hometown and soulful tastes to create beautiful music, but the 34-year-old doesn't want to limit himself artistically. He's been featured in films including Rift, Black Nativity, and even played Sean Combs in Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. and Johnny Gill in The Bobby Brown Story. James continues to sharpen his acting chops and will be making an appearance in Little, the upcoming film starring Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, and Regina Hall.
Little is about a strong-willed, career-driven woman who wakes up as a younger version of herself. In a sit down with Ebony magazine, James revealed that he initially thought he wasn't going to get the role because he believed he screwed up the audition. “Everything about it reminded me of the movies I grew up seeing, like Freaky Friday and Big,” the actor revealed. “All those movies were larger than life. [Little] brought up all these feelings of nostalgia...Doing this movie was like some form of fantasy and dream to be a part of something magical.”
The Grammy-nominated artist wants to make sure that he keeps his fans on their toes and doesn't get settled into what's familiar. “The dream was to become an artist all around,” the Grammy-nominated singer said. “You know, as you get older, you have to set your sights on one particular thing. Music just superseded everything, and music opened up doors for me to do my first official [film] project, which was Black Nativity with [director] Kasi Lemmons."
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Check out the trailer for Little below.