Yaya – her first movie..
Not really. I used to being in front of the camera doing little films but nothing [destracted].. nothing at this level. And so it was amazing. And it was nice to be involved in such a project. In such a meaningful project with such great people.
Robert – use experience from Finding Forrester.
Ya. Definitely. When ever she has any questions, I’m always more than happy to assist her. And I definitely know how she felt, but she handled it well and did an excellent job.
Robert – in school in new England
I’m a psychology major. [mike talks] I have know idea, we’ll see what happens. I can’t really make a decision right now, I don’t have my degree yet. But I’m keeping all of my options open and luckily, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to balance the 2 and still work and maintain my schooling.
In: 08.07.06 out: 08.07.07
Robert - Ever ball room dance before?
In: 08.07.06 out: 08.07.32
Yaya – ever ballroom dance before.
I never ball room danced. I’ve done a lot of other kinds of dancing, but this is the first time ballroom dancing. It was challenging. Yes yes yes yes.. it’s a lot more challenging than expected. [mike], ya, like I have coordination I have rhythm, I can do this, but its so much more. Its not about you. Its not an individualistic thing. Its about you and your partner.
Robert – no dancing experience.
That wasn’t a huge concern. At the audition, we had a basic ballroom test. And I got through that; I was alright. Like she said, you know I’m coordinated enough I can pick it up which hopefully I did enough to pull off the role, but I just looked at it as a new challenge so I took it on.
Yaya – dancing significance
I think itis funny because there’s a scene where Pierre is in the principal’s office and Affre who plays the principal says, one thing these kids know how to do is dance. So they do know how to dance, hiphop, and they like to dance and they’re dancing all the time. You know with their kind of music. But it’s the power to transfer that same kind of energy that’s new for them. And to talk on all the wonderful lessons that comes along with that kind of dancing. How to deal with another person. How to be courteous, how to treat each other with respect. How to dance facing each other instead of backs to each other. It’s a really magical experience. It wasn’t hard to believe at all that he inspired real life kids with this.
Description: HRN-145 and HRN-146 – same time code Yaya Lahrette Robert Brown
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