Kerry Washington celebrated the twentieth anniversary of Save The Final Dance (Image: Paramount)
Kerry Washington celebrated the twentieth anniversary of Save The Final Dance with a throwback picture of the solid, saying it helped change stereotypes about black teen moms.
Launched on January 12, 2001 within the US, it adopted Sara (Julia Stiles), a white teenager who strikes to a principally black neighbourhood after her mum dies and falls for Derek (Sean Patrick Thomas), a black teenager with a tough previous.
Kerry performed Chenille, Derek’s sister, who finally ends up befriending Sara.
It’s liked for its soundtrack, tradition conflict dialogue, and Sara’s basic audition scene.
The actress shared an image of the movie’s stars, together with Julia, Sean and Garland Whitt on Instagram on Tuesday together with a message about her reminiscences of being on set.
She wrote: ‘OH EM GEE!!!!! Save the Final Dance turns 20 years outdated right this moment ?????!
Kerry performed Chenille, who befriends Julia Stiles’ character Sara (Image: REX)
‘Enjoying Chenille modified my life. I learn that script and I felt like I KNEW her.
‘On the time, I additionally knew the narrative that was being served in tradition about who Black teen mothers are. And I knew that if performed proper, this was a chance to remodel some stereotyped pondering and make this younger girl REAL. And human. And deserving of affection and a spotlight.’
She added: ‘I loooooved being part of this movie This solid. This crew. So many “slammin” reminiscences!’
Sean additionally shared his personal ideas on social media with a few black and white behind-the-scenes solid footage.
He stated: ‘Save The Final Dance premiered 20 years in the past and we shocked the world, together with myself. By no means imagined the movie could be as beloved as it’s.
‘Thanks @missjuliastiles for being an unbelievable associate…to @fatima_noir & @rtbrothas & @punchcity1 for pushing me..to my castmates @kerrywashington, @fredro_starr, #VinceGreen, what enjoyable…my man #JeffRoda✊? Very proud right this moment. We did good…’
Save The Final Dance wasn’t launched till March 2001 within the UK.