Great timing since I was to interview both of the film stars: Meagan Good and Michael Ealy a week later.
After the screening, I was told to not mention a word of the film until the day of their theatrical release, June 20th. Now that today the embargo on the film has been lifted off to press and critics, I am happy to say that the film, Think Like a Man Too will delight you. There's a scene in the film, my favorite---where Mya and the girls had way too much filming. After viewing, you will know which one I am talking about! Much funnier than the first in my humble opinion and I would not be surprised if they announce a part 3. The film, which is becoming a highly successful comedic niche not only to the Black community, but to all who enjoys comedy. I laughed until I cried for the most part--It was a great start and ending to a fruitful franchise in the making.
As past Sony Pictures films premiered there, including the first ''Think Like A Man'' and ''About Last Night.''
Michael Ealy, who was in Miami the night before, arrived nearly an hour late due to plane delays. Meagan who was already at the premiere meeting and greeting fans (who won passes for a meet and greet with radio stations) started the red carpet press interviews without him during the first 30 minutes. It was then, I interviewed Mrs. Good on playing Mya and society's pressure on women.
Meagan: I think Mya is one of my favorite characters because she is very close to me. She has that optimism that positive outlook and almost kind of a naivety to her. She just believes that everything is almost bright, beautiful, & positive and I think there's a truth that, but there's also a maturity that I have that she is kind of learning in this movie---is that sometimes you have to call things---what they are and learn how to work through them, but you can't work through them unless you really identify the truth of what they are.
Now I am going to ask a controversial question. Do you think Society pressure women to have higher expectations than men?
Meagan: Absolutely. Absolutely! I think there's absolutely a double standard and not just for women, but black women.
At the end of the day, I like to think of things very positive and I feel that everything that we as black women, get we have to work so much harder for it; therefore we get to be prouder of it. I am more excited about the accomplishment!
I think everyday we all get up with a struggle of something we are tying to overcome and am excited to blaze the path of the little girl behind me. I am excited that I have the struggle that I have--because it's what I get excited about overcoming.
I love your attitude.
Meagan: Thank you
Thank you, Meagan for the interview.
Meagan: You're welcome! Thanks again.
Think Like A Man Too stills from Sony Pictures. Red Carpet images by Christine Shepherd