It was a prestigious evening as Hollywood royalty celebrated Black excellence at the NAACP Image Awards.
Memorable moments happened inside, like the powerful speeches from Gabrielle Union and P-Valley’s Nicco Annan and a competition of whose finer between Method Man and Damson Idris. However, even more, fun surprises and exclusives were shared on the red carpet, where the stars stopped by Baller Alert for some fun.
Abbott Elementary’s William Stanford Davis, best known as Mr. Johnson, talked about the highly anticipated kiss between Gregory and Janine in the most recent episode and told us what we could expect from the developing relationship.
“All I can say is it’s going to be nice,” he expressed.
He continued, saying it would be “more” than the fans expected.
The Best Man: Final Chapters creator Malcolm D. Lee stopped by the carpet after winning Outstanding Limited Series for the Peacock original and spoke about the victory for the final installment of the franchise.
“The Best Man and the Image Awards go hand-in-hand – it was all about our image and our imagery when I set out to make the first Best Man which has been the mission to humanize and normalize Black life in America,” he shared.
We all know we’re in a world of reboots, so the filmmaker lets us know if he would revive the series years later.
“I think this iteration of The Best Man is finished, but could there be a prequel? Maybe,” he shared.
He goes on to share he has a passion project in the works but will reveal all the details when the time comes.
As we wrapped our interview with the veteran, we did ask him which actor he feels should be in more films and television shows, to which he said Kyla Pratt, who happened to pop on in the right after him.
After sharing with Pratt the kind words from Lee, she said it feels “amazing” to be still wanted and thought of in Hollywood.
“It feels amazing because for so long, there are so many different levels of your life in this industry,” she said.
“For so many years – after I had my kids, people thought I stopped acting. I never stopped, and I won’t stop. It;’s an amazing compliment to hear, and hopefully, there’s more to come.”
After winning two NAACP Image Awards for The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, the actress sends an open invitation to her she would love to see on the show.
“You know what, I’m just gonna say it and say we need Angela Bassett,” she expressed.
“We already had Courtney B. Vance, but we need the Mrs. on there. Bring her over, Courtney.”
She wraps the interviewing by sharing how she would love to see Regina Hall in more films and even expresses the plot she would have if they both were to be in a movie together.
“The plot would be crazy ass people running around being loud, cute, and Black.”