Prestige December 2018/January 2019 Issue
Kimberly Elise (Exclusive)
Sylvia: Miss Elise, how are you today. Kimberly: I’m wonderful, how are you? Sylvia: I’m great. It’s a pleasure to be able to interview you for Prestige Magazine. Let me start by saying congratulations on your premiere of the “Apple Mortgage Cake” on the UP Network. Kimberly: Thank you. Sylvia: You are so welcome. Can…
Sylvia: Miss Elise, how are you today.
Kimberly: I’m wonderful, how are you?
Sylvia: I’m great. It’s a pleasure to be able to interview you for Prestige Magazine. Let me start by saying congratulations on your premiere of the “Apple Mortgage Cake” on the UP Network.
Kimberly: Thank you.
Sylvia: You are so welcome. Can you give us a brief description on Apple Mortgage Cake?
Kimberly: Sure, Apple Mortgage Cake tells the true story of Angela Logan, a woman who was losing her house, her mortgage was coming up and she didn’t have the sums to pay it and she comes up with this idea to start selling her cakes that everybody seems to really love, to raise money to pay for the house, and it sort of takes off in a way that is amazing and you have to see the movie to see exactly what happens.
Sylvia: That’s great. How did you obtain this role and opportunity to be able to portray Miss Angela Logan? And also what was the process that you used to prepare for this role?
Kimberly: The script was sent to me by the producers of the film, and they asked me if I would be interested in playing Angela, and I read it, and fell in love with it. I thought it was so inspiring and positive, and just encouraging for so many people that I definitely wanted to be part of it. And as far as preparing for the role, I played a lot of real life characters and that is always a fun and interesting challenge to me. Sometimes they’ve been alive, sometimes they haven’t been alive. In this case, Angela Logan is alive, and not only that she plays a small part in the film, so she was on set for a part of the time that we were filming. So I got to sit a lot of times with Angela and get to know her, and hear her story in her own words and sort of get a sense of who she was on many levels, in ways that I can incorporate into the performance, so it was great.
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Karlie Redd: Making Power Plays
ERECIA: How are you doing today? KARLIE REDD: I’m wonderful. ERECIA: That’s good. I know you’re busy, so many things are happening. You launched your beauty line in 2013. Can you give us a little more information about your beauty line from the anticipated Summer launch of KR Cosmetics? KARLIE REDD: Absolutely. We did a soft launch in December…
ERECIA: How are you doing today?
KARLIE REDD: I’m wonderful.
ERECIA: That’s good. I know you’re busy, so many things are happening. You launched your beauty line in 2013. Can you give us a little more information about your beauty line from the anticipated Summer launch of KR Cosmetics?
KARLIE REDD: Absolutely. We did a soft launch in December 2013 for lip glosses and lipsticks and we’re are looking to launch full line of KR Cosmetics this year.
ERECIA: Is it going to be in California and New York as well?
KARLIE REDD: It will be in New York, soon. Coming soon! Yeah we’re definitely going to be going International. We started off in Atlanta because that’s where I live and that’s where Loving Hip Hop is as well.
ERECIA: Yeah totally makes sense. Now, what was your inspiration for this line?
KARLIE REDD: Well, everyone says, “hey, you know, you’re beautiful, and I wanted to get with a minority company. There’s not enough products for us, for our face that we can wear and complement our skin. You know what I mean? We can’t find the right color, and I’ve walked into many malls and I’ve been like, “that’s not the right color for me. I can’t find enough products” So that’s why I started my beauty line.
ERECIA: So how did you get cast for Love and Hip Hop Atlanta?
KARLIE REDD: First of all, not many people know this, but I was already doing VH1 reality shows before Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. I did Scream Queens. I don’t know if you remember Scream Queens, I was on season 2. We were ten ladies; we all lived in a house competing for the role of Saw lady. Yeah many people don’t know I was already doing VH1 reality shows. So it was about what was going on with me and my music, and I interviewed with Mona Scott Young about my personality, and I love Mona. I talked to her, and she’s definitely that lady that you want to look up to. She has a creative mind. I interviewed with her, I gave her everything, and she liked it and next thing you know I’m on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.
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Photographer: Weldon Bond
Styling: Nuvizionz Intl
Designer: Nesaan’s Kreations/Farrierbell Fashions/ Dionique Designs
Hair: Nitta Joi
Makeup: Alexis Fagan
Jewelry: Crave Accessories
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