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UPFRONT featuring Wendell Pierce, Crystal Paris and Bel-Air's Coco Jones and Olly Sholotan

Dont Hang Up
Wendell Pierce in Don't Hang Up

Coming up on this week’s edition of UPFRONT. Television, film, and stage actor Wendell Pierce is here to discuss his new action-thriller, Don’t Hang Up. We also caught up with Bel-Air’s Coco Jones and Olly Sholotan. And we continue our salute to Women’s History Month (WHM) with fashion artistry designer Crystal Paris.

NAACP Image Award-winning actor Wendell Pierce is back in a new Bounce original action thriller Don’t Hang Up. It premieres tomorrow night at 8 p.m. and stars Wendell as Chris Daniels, a husband and father whose life is upended when he gets a phone call that hurls him into a harrowing journey to save his family. Wendell and I talked exclusively about the physical and mental preparation for the film and its timely message.

My second segment features Coco Jones and Olly Sholotan, two of the stars from the new Peacock series, Bel-Air. The show is a reimagined version of the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with a dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. Coco plays 'Hilary Banks' and Olly plays 'Carlton Banks.' This segment was part of a recent AAFCA Roundtable Discussion. Click Here to watch the full conversation.

My last segment features award-winning fashion artistry designer Crystal Paris. The August born and bred artist has taken Hollywood by storm with stylish wearable art that has landed on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Marie Claire. Her work was also prominently displayed on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) special Inside the Wearable Art Gala hosted by Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson. I caught up with Crystal this week to chat about her fashion film Oheema and her March 24th engagement at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.