Bresha Webb Is Here For More Than Just Laughs: EXCLUSIVE
They say comedic acting is the hardest to master–but for some actors, it’s as instinctive as breathing. Bresha Webb’s comedic brilliance in Netflix’s Sextuplets is a marvel–but she isn’t new to this. The Baltimore native jumped headfirst into Hollywood in 2007, but she really found her footing when she was cast on BET’s Love That Girl! opposite Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum Tatyana Ali in 2010. Since then–Webb’s projects have only gotten wittier and bolder, and her latest role opposite Marlon Wayans is one hell of a ride.
Sextuplets follows Alan (Wayans), an expectant father who grew up in the foster care system. After a discussion with his pregnant wife– Bresha Webb’s Marie–he decides to embark on a journey to find his family. However, he gets a lot more than he bargained for. On his quest, Alan comes face to face with a brother he never knew he had and four more siblings –sextuplets (all played by Wayans) who forever reshape what family means to him.
Ahead of the film’s debut on Netflix–STYLECASTER sat down to chat with Webb about the film, teaming back up with Wayans–her former co-star on Marlon and why she’s ready to switch things up.
Well before Webb signed on to the project–Marlon Wayans knew that he needed her for the role of Marie. “It’s actually so funny,” Webb laughed. “Marlon asked me to open up for him in New York when I was working on The Last O.G. and to come down to the Comedy Cellar. I opened up for him, and he was like, ‘Okay, now that I’ve got you here, I want you to play my wife.’ And I was like, ‘What are you talking about? That’s Essence [Atkins’] job!’ He told me about this movie and that he really wanted me for it. I knew it was going to be weird because on our show Marlon, I was so used to playing his nemesis. But he reassured me by saying, ‘I know you can do this and it’s gonna be weird– we’re going to kiss each other on the mouth, but it’s going to be fun.’ I loved the script, and it was an easy yes.”
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