SAG-AFTRA members are currently on strike; as part of the strike, union actors are not promoting their film and TV projects. This interview/video was conducted prior to the strike.
The Reel Effect founder, Meah Denee, recently had the pleasure of sitting down with talented actress and entrepreneur Vanessa Simmons. She currently stars in the BET thriller film Deadly Entanglement written by Camara Davis and Danial Nasser, and directed by Bobby Yan. The film features Simmons who portrays Tammy, a talented singer on the cusp of fame. Whose life takes a dark turn when her husband’s ex-wife Deidra, played by Monica Calhoun, resurfaces with a vengeance. When Tammy’s husband, Charles, past threatens to destroy her life, she must confront a dangerous game of obsession and deceit. With high-stakes drama, the movie delves into the sinister lengths one woman will go to reclaim her old life. The film displays a tale of ambition, betrayal, and survival, as Tammy fights to protect her future from a deadly entanglement with the past.
In our exclusive interview, Simmons opened up about her experience on set, the challenges she faced, and the valuable lessons she learned alongside her co-star, the remarkable Monica Calhoun. Being a part of the project Deadly Entanglement was more than just a film to Simmons. It was an opportunity to push her boundaries and come out of her comfort zone. She explained how the role demanded bold stunts and she was more than ready to take on the challenge! Vanessa revealed how this experience stretched her as an actress and allowed her to explore new depths of her talent.
Vanessa shares her favorite scenes from the movie and discusses how working alongside someone as seasoned as Monica Calhoun helped her to further develop her own confidence in her craft as an actress.
In our interview, Simmons bravely shares her experiences of facing multiple rejections in the past as an actress and often only being seen as Rev Run’s (Joseph Simmons) daughter. Her story is a testament to the importance of perseverance, self-belief, and taking on new challenges with open arms. Check out the full interview above to hear about Simmons experience on “Deadly Entanglement.” and her growth as an actress. Stay tuned for more exclusive content and exciting updates from The Reel Effect TV!
Watch Deadly Entanglement now on BET+.
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