Thursday, October 12, 2017

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK - DEMETRIA McKINNEY On ROLLING OUT MAG!!!



Sunday night, Actress/Singer DEMETRIA McKINNEY flexed both her acting and musical chops portraying the late Legendary WHITNEY HOUSTON in BOBBI KRISITNA, the TV ONE biopic film on the life of BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN, the daughter and only child of WHITNEY and ex-husband NEW EDITION Band Member BOBBY BROWN!!!

DEMETRIA covers the new issue of ROLLING OUT Magazine.


Here are some interview interludes:

This upcoming role that you have, how do you feel? Are you excited? 
No pressure [laughs]. I’m excited. I’m very excited for the world to see this and the relationships that she had; not only with Whitney, but also with her father, her boyfriends, her aunt, her friends — just to get to know this beautiful young lady who was overshadowed by the iconic parents that she had.
How was it working with the other actors and actresses in this biopic?
It was amazing. Everyone came in with the same mentality: we all were there for Bobbi Kris. And I think because of that, there was no room for ego, there was no room for judgement, there was no room for people to not carry their own weight, and everyone, even TV One, wanted to approach this with as much sensitivity, as much clarity, as much heart as we could. And [we] really wanted it to be a story where even if we took out the iconic Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, the name Bobbi Kristina, this was a conversation piece so that we don’t have to lose any more of our daughters and children unnecessarily.
How did you prepare yourself for this role?
Well, much like you, I’ve been a Whitney Houston fan from day one. I felt like my whole life, I’ve been watching, learning, picking different pieces from her that I felt applied to me. Now, coming into this, about three weeks in, I was realizing that the places where I had to go were the places I didn’t want to be. And when you’re in such a spotlight, you have so many people wanting your talent and your gift, and they aren’t really trying to get to know you as a person. I think that’s what she really dealt with. The only way I could really prepare for that was to open myself up enough to accept those hurts I had in my life; those moments of judgment; those moments of sheer desire to just be who I am without all of the covering up, and makeup. 
A lot of young people may not know Whitney Houston’s story and understand who she really was. What would you say to the young kids who don’t necessarily understand Whitney and why she was so significant?
What I would say to people that aren’t that familiar to Nippy or really understand who she was is to pay attention to the bird singing in the cage. Her beauty, her voice, her majestic persona, her magnetic personality, all of that stuff made us feel like we owned her and we put her in this thing that she couldn’t get out of. Once you’re on that big of a pedestal, a lot of life passes you by because you’re living to other people’s standards. So, if you get the opportunity to get to watch anything about Ms. Whitney Houston [and] Bobbi Kristina, please remember that these are people. Please remember that beyond the tabloids, when they go home, they have a heart. When they go home, they have a family. When they go home, they have kids [who] are watching. So be aware, and take care of them like you would want someone to take care of you.

-CCG














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Thank you so so much for this! Tune in THIS SUNDAY to @tvonetv at 7 p.m. to see the #bobbikrisbiopic ! xo! #RepostSave @rollingout with @repostsaveapp ・・・ Actress and recording artist @dmetria4real reflects on her journey with "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star @whoisariane in this week's rolling out cover story. Their convo, while relaxed, found McKinney candidly opening up about her portrayal of Whitney Houston in the upcoming Bobbi Kristina biopic, 'I’m very excited for the world to see this and the relationships that she had; not only with Whitney, but also with her father, her boyfriends, her aunt, her friends — just to get to know this beautiful young lady who was overshadowed by the iconic parents that she had.' Hit the link in our bio for the full interview. . . . . Interview: Ariana Davis Photography: John Stephens @jas_photo . . . . #demetriamckinney #officiallyyours #bobbikristina #bobbikristinabiopic #whitneyhouston #saintsandsinners #biopic #tvone #covergirl #rollingout #iamrollingout
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