"When Love Kills" TV One Los Angeles Movie Premiere [VIDEO]


Studio Q attended the Los Angeles premiere of the TV One movie, When Love Kills at the Harmony Gold Theater. Premiering on Monday, August 28th at 9pm ET, When Love Kills tells the tragic story of Falicia Blakely, a teen mom who only knows life in the fast-lane. When she becomes an exotic dancer, she attracts the attention of pimp and predator, Dino. His empty promises of a life together turn Falicia into a pawn in his dangerous games; she's forced to prove her love for him at the expense of innocent lives. 

When Love Kills stars: Niatia "Lil Mama" Kirkland (CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story), Lance Gross (House of Payne, Temptation), Tami Roman (Basketball Wives, Belle's) and Tasha Smith (For Better Or Worse, Empire) making her feature-length directorial debut.

Check out some of the photos from the red carpet below.

Studio Q correspondent, Tammi Rashonda, who filled in for Quencie, talked to some of the celebrities at the Los Angeles red carpet premiere. Watch our Studio Q interviews below:

Photo cred: Photography By Gip III

Quencie Interviews MC Lyte

I interviewed MC Lyte at Xenlounge in Los Angeles. It was at a special screening for Lil Mama who starred as 'Left Eye' in Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC story on VH1.  MC Lyte was the one who actually helped Lil mama get an audition for the role.  Check out our conversation about Lil mama's acting performance.  Watch below. 


Quencie Interviews Lil Mama

I got a chance to watch Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story with Lil Mama herself at Xen Lounge in Studio City, CA.  It was fun to watch her reaction to different parts of the VH-1 movie.  She could only watch in small doses. "I can't watch myself," she yelled one time.  Most of the time she live tweeted or walked around. She just couldn't sit still.  I on the other hand could not move.  It was uncanny how much Lil Mama looked like Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopez. 

She did a great job and seemed to have been born to play this part. According to Deadline, the biopic debuted to record ratings drawing 4.5 million viewers, making it the network's highest-rated telecast in more than five years.  Deadline also reported that CrazySexyCool was the No. 1 original cable movie for the year.  They even won the praises of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' sister, Reigndrop Lopes who praised Lil' Mama's performance. "I think Lil Mama did a good job at portraying my sis. She did her homework and studied Lisa. As a fan, I know it was important for Lil Mama to represent Lisa correctly and she did just that! Although the script didn't allow her to bring Lisa's true character to light. She did the best with what she had to work with. All the girls did a good job!" Check out my interview with Lil Mama following the screening. Watch below.