The Single Moms Club Movie: The Interview

The Single Moms ClubOkay, guys. We know we have the best job in the world. We get to organize events and gift bags for you with the help of very cool local businesses and sponsors, and best of all, we get to hang out with you and meet your adorable offspring. But… well… our job got even more awesome this week.

Guess who we got to interview? No, don’t guess. We’ll tell you. We got to sit down with the cast of Tyler Perry’s new movie, The Single Moms Club! And we asked them lots of Mommytrain type questions about motherhood and work and life in general. It was just like a Mommytrain roundtable session, except with movie stars!

If you haven’t heard of it yet, check out the movie website for trailers and clips: http://thesinglemomsclub.com.  Here’s the synopsis… “When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.” …So, um…Remind you of anything? It’s like Mommytrain in movie form! This is a flick about five mamas, dealing with the crazy realities of life after kids, and taking comfort in the camaraderie of other mamas, just like we do!

And it turns out the leading ladies have their own real life stories of motherhood in the trenches. In fact, Nia Long almost didn’t accept the role at all, because she didn’t want to leave her son behind. She said, “He’s my priority. I don’t want to be away from him that long.” When she talked to Tyler Perry about her concerns, he offered to give her son a role in the movie, so she could keep him close. (But Nia made him audition for it anyway, because she’s cool like that, and her son totally got the part!)

Cocoa Brown said this was like the perfect part for her, because she’s actually becoming a single mom this year, after separating from her partner. She said she’s normally really outgoing and funny, but this set and story made her a little nervous. Tyler Perry pulled her aside at one point and told her, “I know exactly what’s going on, and you can do this!” and talked her right through her fears. She ended up improvising half the role after that, because it came so naturally.

Zulay Henao told us that she connected with this role as a daughter rather than a mother. It brought back lots of memories and emotions from growing up with her single mom. She felt that by playing this part, she was finally able to relate to the hard times her mother had to go through.

We’re hyped that a filmmaker is actually taking notice of the extraordinary power that mom-to-mom connections can create, and we definitely cannot wait to see it. Don’t be jealous, but we’re going to the premiere!! Make sure you get tickets soon, and grab a few favorite girlfriends to bring along. This is gonna be so fun!

Special thanks to Tyler Perry and the cast of The Single Moms Club for letting us talk motherhood with some super-powered women!

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